Identifier

MSS.6.315

Date

5-7-1864

Subjects

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Bruen, Luther Barnett--Correspondence

Notes

1 page

Transcription

In the Wilderness May 7th 4 PM My Dear Wife: Here I am out in the front - the frontier part of the army. We came out to *shove* the enemy, only about *one* thousand strong - but we have not found many of them. There are three or four guns not far from us which fire shells over us and hit us every once in a while, but we have had few casualties. I am well, in good spirits and dirty as a pig. Good bye dearest Thine L B Bruen We have been fighting them *three* days with varied success - not much *doing* to day here. May 7th 1864

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