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, 10 months, 23 days 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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