Letter to Sarah Cole Deal

George Deal. November 9, 1862.

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Union soldier George Deal, stationed at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, often wrote to his wife, Sarah, in Columbus, about his longing for home and the comforts of family meals. See also Deal’s portrait.

Camp Dennison Ohio

Nov 9/62

Dear Wife

I [illegible] my Self to [answer?] your kind letter whitch I recieved of you on last Tuesday A weeke and was glad to here frome you but I was [vary?] [sorowed?] to here you wer not all well but I hope these few lines will find you well fore it leves me well and hardy and my [going?] Soldering [illegible] if the Children dont get better I want you to take them [ofver?] to Dr [illegible] and see wat he can do fore them. we Expect to be paid upon next Thursday and if that is the case I wante

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Back of George Deal’s letter to Sarah.

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you to call at the Express Office on next Sadersday I shall indever to send it thaire and you cane call and get it next Sadersday I think you better go on next Sadersd any how we intend to leave fore [illegible] as soon as we get our money Corneal Devenport got A letter from his wif last Thursday he and my self is on guard to day and it is a nice day fore standing guard well I have not much time fore to have much more writen (fore I have to go on Guard at 3 PM) we have bine having some good times here it is nice Soldering here fore my parte I would like to stay here all winter I thot I would be much pleasenter in camp here than in [illegible]

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I shall Colse by saying that I send my best Respects to [Pernielius J. Cool?] and reserve a larger portion to your Self

Your Husband

George Deal

Address

George Deal

20th Regiment [illegible]

Camp Dennison

[illegible] in leave of Capt [Updegraff?]

don’t delay a moment in answer this letter fore I want to here frome you before I leave Write soon

Yours

George

My foote is well I can stand marching with the best of them

Metadata Details
Item Type Letter
Title Letter to Sarah Cole Deal
Short Title Letter to Sarah Deal, 1862
Creator George Deal
Publication Date November 9, 1862
Call Number Newberry Vault Case MS 10030 Box 1, Folder 2
Location Special Collections 4th floor