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Civil WarHeadquarters Co, B,. 84th Reg.
Blue Springs, Tenn
April 11, 1864
Dear Aunt,
It is with great pleasure that I seat my self to drop you a few lines of pleasure. I am well and harty and hope this may find you the same.
It has bin a long time since I have heard from you and I thought I would write you a few lines to see if I couldnt get a answer. Well, I will change subjects, I have hurd that Uncle Will has come home on furlough and re enlisted for three years longer. Well, If I dont git to come home on furlough until I enlist for three years, I will stay my time out and then they cant git me to stay any longer but we dont have to stay only seventeen months longer any how and that wont be long and I heard uncle Washington More had enlisted in the 19th Regiment and I want you to write and tell me whether he had or not. If he has, he will wish him self out before he git out but I say it is the duty of all loyal men to take the place of the old soldiers that is coming out this summer, some may say, well, I am good looking , or to well off, or my business is so I cant go to the army, well, I say they dont know anything a bout it for there as many men in the army that has business left in the hands of some man or woman as there is good looking men in the army or as sick men in the army as their is at home. Well, I must bring my letter to a close by asking you to write as soon as you git, direct to Chattanooga, Tenn. so no more at present but still remain you Nephew untill death

John W. Turner
To Catherine Hawk
Blountsville, Henry County, Ind.


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