First page of Tousley's letter. HCP Collection.

Camp Michigan Feb 23/62

Dear Friend Matthew I received your letter A few minutes ago and now proceed to answer it. It found me well and tough hoping these few lines will find you the same I am very glad to hear that you are getting better but it will be A great while yet I fear before we shall see you again in camp I Rec’d A letter from Dwane last Tuesday he is gaining slowly but I hope to se him in the Army once more I carried the enclosed letter you sent to lieutenant Crawford myself, he was glad to hear from you and also to hear that you had got the clothes that were sent to you well Matthew as I spoke of sending you some stamps in my last letter I will explain myself here. The letter was written in A hurry and I forgot to put them in the letter until it was to late but however I will sent them this time and you need not think of paying me for them for I have more stamps than I shall use before next payday the Boys are all well that are here But there has one more gone home on A furlough that is Tully he went from here day before yesterday morning I do not know as I have any more news to write at present this from your friend Dwight Tousley Co E
it is time for Dress parade and I must stop for this time

Levi M. Tully, mentioned above, was embroiled in quite the saga after he went on his furlough. You can read his involved tale by clicking here.


Who’s Matthew Baird?