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


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New York, Wednesday July 3rd 1861 My Dear Wife: I reached here this morning safely. We missed the train at *Dunkin* which delayed me twelve hours. I left D. on the mail train came on as far as *Corning* where I stopped until the Express train came along, when I got onto a sleeping car and slept nearly all the way here. This morning I reported myself to Major Smith, who in the absence of the Col. Lieut. [Bel] & 1st Maj. in the commanding officer I was ordered to take command of Fort Hamilton & shall go down this afternoon I believe Maj. *Ccen ever* I have met two or three other officers of our regiment, who appear to be very clever gentlemen, & I think we shall have a pleasant time together. I telegraphed Mr Canin to make my uniform immediately. I wish you would get John Howard to see him & urge him to be as expeditious as possible. If he has no shoulder strapes that are first rate tell him he need not put them on & I will get them here. Tell him to send them on just as soon as possible & to sure to follow the regulations strictly as out last *Lu.* announced his determination to have every thing exactly right. I shall write again very soon. Give my love to every body & kiss the dear little ones for me, as often as you can. I shall probably be a F H for some time. How long I can't say. Good bye, Luther



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