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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 05, 1863

Sick Georgia Soldier Wrote Wife from Hospital

A Georgia soldier wrote to his wife from a hospital, telling her of his illness.

“…I was sent of from the regt last Monday sick an I got here last night. I am in a very good hospital I think but the doctor said this morning he was going to send me further south in a day or two. … My Dear do not be uneasy about me for I do not think I am dangerously sick. I will write again before long an when I get to the Hospital where to am to be sent to. …” Source: Katherine S. Holland (ed.), Keep All My Letters: The Civil War Letters of Richard Henry Brooks, 51st Georgia Infantry (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2003), p. 110.