Sailor writes short letter to his father from New Orleans
May 8, 1863
Eugene Hartford was 22 years old when this was written.
It was written 157 years, 4 months, 20 days ago.
It was a Friday.
May 8, ‘63
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