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Letter from E.W. Mudge to his sisters, July 23, 1863


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This is a letter written by E.W. Mudge to his sisters while at Camp Moore during the Civil War. In it, Mudge details difficulty in writing and delivering letters and missing friends and family back home.


  • Feb 23

    Camp Moore  July 23rd  1863





    I wrote you both a long letter and also one to  Himesk which I sent by Mr. Mac Fadyen who offered to take them in for me but as I learn failed in his attempt to run the lines, I now make use of another chance which offers itself, though an account of busy times cannot find time to write as long a letter as I should like to. I received two letters from mother and one from Sister Em] not long since and the pleasure of reading them has not yet subsided and as I read them over and over again, I am only sorry they are no longer and that I cannot see the dear ones from whom they came I still hold my office as Inspector of Customs under Mr. Hatch, but with out a salary as present which situation I wish very much and think of keeping it when we get back to the City which time I hope and prey and firmly believe is not far distant.


     I have paid the draft which I gave to James Mc Fayden esq.  who as I said above has again attempted



    to run our lives and get to the City. 

    Mrs. G – is well and sends lots of love to all. Mrs. Addams is here with her baby who is a large firm little fellow and he also wishes to be remembered to you all. Mr. G- has gone to Baton Rouge under a flag of truce to receive a lot of prisoners he will probably be back this evening.


    Tell Himesk in your next letter to him that I wrote him a letter of four[?] pages  just as tight as I could write it but that I am afraid he will never get it. I would write him again by the present opportunity if I had time but I have no so  you must do it for me, Enclosed is a letter out  from Georgy to Mother and as he did not fill up the sheat I will write a few lines to Mother on it.


    Oh how I would wish to step in and kiss all the little ones and the big ones too and somebody else who lives on Dauphine Street. You must give my love to all of them there and tell them that the time is not far off when I can deliver that message myself. Remember me to dear Brother Ned and until we meet good bye.


    Your Loving Brother,

    E.M. Mudge

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