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Civil War Letters of William (Billy) A. Elliott
Letter #19

Camp near Hanover Junction Va
May 25 1863

R W Elliotte Dear Father I imbrace the present opportunity of righting you a few lines to let you know that I am well and to answer your kind letter which I receive yester Day by mail and it was the first one I have got by male in two months and I hope thes few lines may find you all well which is one grate blessing.  I have nothing to rite to you at this time.  well I will tell you what I am doing.  Thear is twenty five of us at South Hanna River bridge a guarding it.  It is five miles from the camp on the Rail Road.  I got my pens you sent with Mr. Hunter.  you sed I must excuse your nonsense about the mules.  that is just what I like to hear all ways.  write me all the news.  So I will close as I have nothing to rite at this time.  So rite soon.

W A Elliotte

To R W Elliott

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