Letter from Hammond , William B.

Soldier: Hammond , William B.
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 24th Infantry
Home State: Massachusetts
Date Written: Monday, October 10th, 1864
Location: Military Prison & Camp Distribution, Fortress Monroe, Va.
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Eastern Theater, Prisoner, Prisoner Camp, Wife/Girlfriend
 
Dearest Georgia: I am a Citizen! I was mustered out of the United States Service at the Front near Richmond on Saturday morning last. I arrived at Bermuda Landing Saturday night and started for Fortress Monroe Sunday morning arriving at night. We were provided with lodgings at the above name place and this morning the wind is blowing fresh and I am almost froze. We shall try to get our pay to day and then it is a possible thing I shall go to Washington and shall also stop one night in New York so you need not expect me home before the last of the week. I intend to visit the Fortress to day if I can gain an entrance. The boat does not start for Baltimore til about 5 o'clock this afternoon. A breakfast is ready and I must close. So Long Georgia till I arrive. From Your Husband, Wm. B. Hammond.
 

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