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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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