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23 December 1863

Wauhatchie, Tennessee
December 23rd 1863

Dear Mother,

Yours of the 11th came to hand today, found me well. I was glad to hear from you all. I have not had a letter from Springfield before in some time. Our Doctor came from Tullahoma, Tennessee, today. He says Ed is getting along as fast as could be expected and will get a furlough as soon as he gets able to come home.

I have not heard from Father yet nor don’t know where to direct or I would write to him. I wish he could get home. He is too old to stand the hardships of a soldier’s life.

You asked me about Sul Clark. The last I knew of him he was left at Aquia Creek last spring in the Convalescent Camp and I think he is at some hospital now.

I have no more to write at this time and will close. My love to all who may enquire after me. Respectfully yours, — Ben Edy


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