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William Wallace van Amber
Civil War Diaries & Letters


Letter dated Aug 13th, 1864

Letter Dated 08/13/64

Harewood Hospital Aug.13,1864

My own dear wife

I received your welcome letter yesterday and was very glad to hear that you was all well. I am very well now. I am getting quite fat again. My wound is all healed up and the pain is about all gone from my side but I tell them that it is very lame and sore inside. The doctor don't do any thing for me nor hain't since I have been here. I don't know what they will do for me yet I think I will ask him to put me in the invalid corps or they will be sending me off to my regiment first I know but if they do it will be a long time before I carry anything. I don't think of anything to write so I will close this. The weather is very good here and it is lonesome here today. 0 when will the time come that we will be together again and not have to ask some one else when we want to do anything or have someone to find fault with what we do but enough of this we will hope for something better. Write often and I will do the same

ever yours only W.W.vanAmber