Letter, John Carnahan to Wife and Children, [Dickensonville Va.?], May 9, 1862 (Ms2009-112)


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

John Carnahan]

May 9th /62

My Dear Wife & children

I think it my duty to write to you

to day in order to let you know concerning my health

I am improving; but slowly I can turn myself in

the bed any way now; and can walk a-cross the

room with help Our reigiment is at Abingdon now

The report came that the enemy was at at Taswell [Tazewell]

Court House and General Marshals [Humphrey Marshall] brigade was ordered

to Doublin [Dublin] but when he got to Abingdon he heard

the report was false & did not go any farther

part of his brigade is at the Salt-works I would

not be supprised if the Yankees did not attempt

to get there yet When the report came that the enemy

was coming Col Trigg [Robert C. Trigg] ordered all his sick to be taken

to Abingdon; but I did not think I was able to

go and concluded I would risk staying & am

glad that I did so, I am going to stay here untill

I get perfectly well I would like very much to see you

all & to know how you are getting along farming,

will you get your corn in this month?

You must try and get along as well as you

poseible can When I get well perhaps I can get a furlough

to come home All of Cousin Mary's family sends their

love to you all I want to hear from you as soon

as possible Direct your letter to Dickensenville Russell Co Va

Kiss the baby for me Please write soon.

Yours very affectionately

J N Carnahan


Letter, John Carnahan to Wife and Children, [Dickensonville Va.?], May 9, 1862 (Ms2009-112)





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.



Carnahan, John Newton, 1824-1862, “Letter, John Carnahan to Wife and Children, [Dickensonville Va.?], May 9, 1862 (Ms2009-112),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2009-112/Ms2009-112_CarnahanJohnNewton_Letter_1862_0509.