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The conqueror is always a lover of peace; he would prefer to take over our country unopposed.

-- Karl von Clausewitz

Civil War

Pleasant Valley

October 7, 64

Dear sister

I am yet alive but I have been very sick for the last two weeks with the fever and ague but it is broke on me and I am getting quite smart

I was awful sick for about a week

I would shake one day and the next I would have the fever

I could not eat any thing

I hope I will get smart so I can go to the regiment

I would like to get some pay I have not had any in six months

I would not mind having some now to bye a pie with once and a while I cant eat any thing much

I suppose you will think this a short letter but it is the best I can do just now

I will try and do better next time

now you must not worry about me

I must close so good bye this from your Brother

Miles B. Hodge

You must excuse this scribbling write just as soon as you get this

Direct to Camp
Direct to Co. A 22nd NY Cav Camp Remount near Sandy Hook MD
? this all in (addressee would pay postman for letter upon receipt)

 

 

Note: by Private Miles B. Hodges, Company A, 22nd New York Volunteer Cavalry


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