Letter from Maley, Henry H

Soldier: Maley, Henry H
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 84th Infantry
Home State: Illinois
Date Written: Wednesday, December 21st, 1864
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Combat Description, Comrades, Enemy, Hospital, Newspapers, Suffering, Western Theater
Link Source: http://www.rarebooks.nd.edu/digital/civil_war/letters/maley/5023-30.shtml
Cumberland Hospital
Nashville Tenn.
Dec 21 1864

Dear Father and Mother I thought I would write a few lines to let you know that I am well and I hope this will find you the same. The first days fight just before dark I got a little tap on the sholdier with a piece of shell it was not a bad hurt but it was bad enough so I had to come to the Hospital the same piece hit All Cowden on the leg so he can hardly walk. Will Stockton was wounded with his own gun he shot the end off of his four fingers of his right hand at the first joint. I havent herd from the regiment yet I suppose they are after Hood yet you will see in the papers how the thing went. I think old Hood is gon up Salt Crick. Their was lots of our men hurt they had to charge the rebs works. their is some men here nearly shot all a way. Their is some wounded rebs here they are used the same as our men is. It has bin very wet here since the fight begun I guess it will turn cold. They got all of our men that was wounded at franklin and all the rebs. This Hospital is the best fixed thing I ever saw. we have very good grub and git enough of it. I was in the fight until the first line of works was taken. we took one stand of collers and two guns we was forming when I got hit. I suppose they will send me to the regiment in a day or so. I have wrote all I can think of so I will bring this to a close write often to your Hopeful
H H Maley
Wm M and E A Maley