Letter from Bartlett, Ansel

Soldier: Bartlett, Ansel
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 58th Infantry
Home State: Massachusetts
Date Written: Wednesday, September 7th, 1864
Location: Fort Ethan Allen
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Comrades, Family, Friends
 
Dear Brother,

I now take the time to write you to see whether you would write me a letter or not. I have wrote to father until I got tired of writing and so I thought I would write to somebody that would answer my letters and I wrote to Zeke and he did not answer my letter either....and so I thought I would write to you because you sayeth that you would answer them and so I wrote.

I have not been with the regiment since June the 10th but thought that I would go this winter but they have said that the whole of them was captured and all of them was prisoners. If that is the case, I shall not get to the Company this winter.

I should like to hear from you and tell father that I should like to have him sit down and write me and if he has not got any money to go to Alvin and get him to let me have some.

From you Brother,

Ansel J. Bartlett

And if he cannot get it without his showing the letter let his have it.

Fort Ethan Allen

Fourth Provisional Battalion
Washington, DC

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