Virtual MuseumCarl Braun Collection
U.S. Sharp Shooters
Letter written from hospital by Joseph G. Barton of Warren, Vt. Barton was a private in Company H, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, enlisted December 11, 1863, mustered into U.S. service Dec. 18, 1863; was wounded May 31, 1864, at Totopotomoy Creek, Va., died of wounds August 26, 1864.Washington DC August 1864 Dear Wife I'm this time to answer a few lines from Mr Blake I would like to hear how you are not About you but the son beside your bed and that you wanted to know how long befor I was comming home I dont exspect any more news from home Again for about a month As for my self I am gaining very slow my leg is not all heald up yet I dont sit up any yet about my being able to come home i dont know when I shall get smart enough I must close This from your sick husband and friend Joseph Barton Now write and tell all about your self I shall come long ago if I had ben able
Source: Transcript of an original manuscript from the collection of Carl Braun, Windsor, Vt.
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