"Just a quarter mile
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Source: SC2026, Felkner
Locate: Wis. Hist. Soc.
March 25th 1865
My Dear Wife
We moved from
Milwaukee Wednesday morning and arrived here Thursday night. Got into camp about two o'clock at night. This Camp is a great improvement on Milwaukee. It is warm & dary. We are working hard drilling. I am getting as black as an Indian. Wish you could be here a few days & see the
place. I have not been downtown to the City
yet since we came here. I am very well, I go
to bed at nine o'clock & get up at five. Don't
that astonish you. How are you getting along
and Lilly. I have just got Bill's letter
containing news of Charles death; not about ? hour before we left Milwaukee. Poor Will how bad he feels. I cn't fully sympathize with him for we have never
lost a child. Oh how I shouldm feel if Lill
should die I have just got time to put this in the mail.
Goodbye Sis. Write as soon as
you can. I send you a whole handful of kisses
& kiss Lill for me.
Direct to Capt. C.W. Felkner
Co. "A" 48th Reg't Wis. Vols.
St. Louis Missouri