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File: 25MAR65.doc
Path: My Documents \ Word Files
Subdir: Felkner
Source: SC2026, Felkner
Locate: Wis. Hist. Soc.

                                                                                    Benton Barracks
                                                                                    St. Louis Missouri
                                                                                    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.

                                                            Goodbye Charley

Direct to Capt. C.W. Felkner
Co. "A" 48th Reg't Wis. Vols.
Benton Barracks
St. Louis Missouri