Letter, John Carnahan to Wife, Dickensonville Va., May 21, 1862 (Ms2009-112)

Transcription

[Note: This letter appears to have been written by someone taking dictation from John Carnahan]

Dickensonvill [Dickensonville] May 21st /62

Mr Dear Wife

Once more I take the

opportunity to tell you concerning my

health I have been a little debilitated

[within?] the last few days; but I think

that I am once more improving I

sent for a physician & got some

medicine which I think will benefit

me; the most now that is the mat-

ter with me is weakness but I think

in a few days I will be able to sit

up, We have no news of any importance

I would like very much to hear from

home & to hear what are your conclusions

if there is any danger of the Yankees

getting in. I have heard no news

concerning the enemy in SW Va

for a good while, but I do not [apprehend?]

any danger here. I have not received

a letter from home in two or three

weaks I would like very much to

hear from home. My love to

all my children & other relations

I want to hear from you immediately

Your true & affectionate husband

J.N. Carnahan

P.S. Direct to Dickensonville

Russell Co

Virginia

Title

Letter, John Carnahan to Wife, Dickensonville Va., May 21, 1862 (Ms2009-112)

Date

Type

Identifier

Ms2009-112_CarnahanJohnNewton_Letter_1862_0521

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John Newton Carnahan Letters, Ms2009-112 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Citation

Carnahan, John Newton, 1824-1862, “Letter, John Carnahan to Wife, Dickensonville Va., May 21, 1862 (Ms2009-112),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 4, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2009-112/Ms2009-112_CarnahanJohnNewton_Letter_1862_0521.