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4 December 1863

Post Hospital
Tullahoma, Tennessee
December 4th 1863

Well Mother,

I will now try to write a line to let you know that I am alive and kicking but with a bullet hole in my right shoulder. The bone is slightly broken but the Dr. says I will not lose the use of my arm. It was done the 24th ult. in the charge on Lookout Mountain. I can get a furlough if you want me to but it will cost quite a pile to come home. Write to me and tell me if I shall come.

Direct to Post Hospital, Ward 1, Tullahoma, Tennessee

— Ed Whipple


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