The Civil War Letters of Thomas McElroy
Co. I, 114th NYSV


April 12, 1865



                         Summit Point V.A.
                                  April 12th /65
My Dear Wife
             I recieved yours of 4th inst Monday Eve 10th
& was as usual pleased to hear from home.
Well we have been on a Short campaign   When I wrote you last we were
one mile above Winchester & now we are back again of where we was before
we Started about 10 miles encamped Side of the railroad.  There is no
use for me to presume how long we will Stay here for we are moveing planets
at any rate the Rail Road has to be guarded by Some troops.  You wanted
to know what corps we were attached to   we do not know as we are attached
to any.
We do not anticipate any more fighting.
We recieved the news of Lees Surrender last Sunday night. 12.M. & we
were all out & cheer after cheer from one Regt to another   the 29th Me.
Band was out & played Star SPangled Banner & cannon a Salute of 87 guns
from the Battery & Monday morning we Started back to our present position
& now waiting events   I Suppose I guess Mr. Carter jumped up & down
well he might & every body else
I think you would had a feaver if you had not taken medacine   I am feeling
well   we marched 20 miles Monday & it rained half the time   I Stood it
very well but could not day after day   I do not think we will march
mutch.  I do not think Chanty ought to work for nothing any for Dwight
if he cannot pay him $5. pr month I think he had not better work for him.
I must close   Your loving Husband
                               Thos McElroy



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