Sailor writes short letter to his father from New Orleans


Date Written

May 8, 1863

Eugene Hartford was 22 years old when this was written.
It was written 159 years, 3 months, 1 day ago.
It was a Friday.

May 8, ‘63

Dear Father,

My letter was not in time for the mail of last week. And I thought it best to add a few lines and send the same by the one now starting or about to. Our accounts have arrived from Washington, and there is not a word about us going or coming Home. So I must rest easy until my turn of service has expired. I am enjoying my usual good health trusting this to find you al in the enjoyment of good health. I remain,

Your affectionate son

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