Letter from Bartlett, Ansel

Soldier: Bartlett, Ansel
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 58th Infantry
Home State: Massachusetts
Date Written: Saturday, May 20th, 1865
Location: Near Alexandria, Va.
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Comrades, Eastern Theater, Family, Patriotism, Religion
Camp of the 58th Regt

Dear Father,

I now seat myself to write you a few lines to let you know that I am alive and well and hope these few lines will find you the same.

I have got discharged and shall reenlist in the regulars if God will spare me to. I don't see as ever this regiment will ever come home and I will enlist the first chance I get.

Give my love to all of the folks and if they inquire after me tell them that I am a soldier still and mean to keep so.

This Corps, what they call the 9th Army Corps, is an independent Corps by itself and I want to get home to tend to some business of mine.

Please write as soon as you receive this from your son,

Ansil J. Bartlett

PS. I shall get enough to pay for the house and make you a comfortable home for I can find a house in the army. Please send me some money - about 5 dollars and 2 or 3 postage stamps.

Good night.