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1864 Civil War Soldier Letter Paris Kentucky - 2nd Regt Mass Infantry Soldier For Sale

1864 Civil War Soldier Letter  Paris Kentucky - 2nd Regt Mass Infantry Soldier

Civil War soldier's letter, 2-1/3 pgs, approx. 7-3/4" x 9-3/4", datelined "Provost Marshal's Office, Paris, Ky, Feb. 25th, 1864", from "Dave", to his brother, Lyman ("Lyme") Cheney, Jr., at Lawrence, Mass.

Includes the original envelope, with Feb. 26, 1864 dated "PARIS/KY" postmark tying pair of #65 3c rose.

Research indicates that the writer of this letter was David J. Cheney,of the 2nd Regiment Mass. Infantry, a hard-fighting regiment, organized at Camp Andrew, West Roxbury, Mass, and mustered in on May 25, 1861. The fought first in Banks Division, fighting Stonewall Jackson in the Shendandoah Valley, and were then with the Army of the Potomac, where they fought in the Battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg; From October, 1863 to April, 1864, they were with the 12th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland; and from April 1864 till July, 1865, were with the 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland. The Regiment was veteranized on Dec. 31, 1863, and the veterans were on furlough from Jan. 10 to March 1, 1864; They then fought in all the battles of the Atlanta Campaign.

At the time of writing this letter, David Cheney wasin Paris, Ky, Dept. of the Cumberland,waiting to rejoin his regiment the following week, at the end of the veterans' furlough.

Good content, in which Cheney writes his brother that he feels in good enough condition to rejoin his regiment, notes that he is enclosing some photos of a woman (thus the double rate postage on the envelope), who is at Camp Nelson visiting her brother, and notes that he has been busy drilling companies of teh 40th Regiment.

Includes:

"Dear Brother Lyme, I will write you a few lines, as I have not written you for some little time. I have not time to write you but a little, as I am short as for time. I am in pretty good condition now, & will probably start for my regt. some time next week. Since I commenced this, Sergt. Heall said he hadgot a letter in hispocket for me, & he hunted it out, and lo, I had a nice long letter from you, which had been a long time getting to me.

I am going to enclose a couple of photos of Miss Adda for you. She is at Camp Nelson now, visiting her brother, but she knows I am going to send you the pictures. She will be at home next week, I guess.

You are judging me to be worse than I am, I guess. I think I could stand it first rate to join my regt., & I expect to do so the last of next week some time. I am going to send home a box by express before I leave. My love to Henry's folks, and to our folks when you write them. I ought to write themtoday, but I am afraid I shall not have time. I have not had any letters from them very recently, but am expecting to hear soon. I am glad that you are getting such good pay. You ought to lay up something at that rate, I should suppose.

I have been at work very hard for the past week, & yet have not accomplished very much, only in drilling some of the other companies of the40th Regt. There is so much confusion here that Ican not write anything...."

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