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30 October 1864

Camp of the 111th Regt. Penn. Vet. Vols.
Atlanta City, Fulton County, Georgia
October 30th 1864

My Dear Mother,

I will now try to pen a few lines to you to let you know that I am still alive and well and hope you are the same. Well, we have been here inactive long enough the General thinks so we are to leave here Monday. Where for, I don’t know but it will be a long campaign, it is thought. Well, I have fifteen more days to soldier yet and it seems that they will be active ones too but I don’t care what they do now.

I got a certificate to show that I had paid my taxes so I could vote. Delos Sherman sent it to me. I tell you I was glad when I got it. I am going to write to him kindly for the favor for now I shall be able to put in my vote for Abe and Andy for they are the ones for me—so long as the war lasts anyway.

Well I have no more time to write tis time anymore so I will close by saying goodnight.

From Ed Whipple

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