Benjamin F. Boring Collection


Letter from Benjamin F. Boring
to William C. Jones

December 10, 1863

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                 Marshall Ills
                                   Dec 10th 1863.
Friend Will.
                 I received a letter from
you a short time before I left camp. but
concluded not to answer it until I
got up into the States.  My head Quarters
are for the present at Marshall I dont like
the blamed place at all I dont know any one
here and would rather be with the Regiment.
near all the people here are Butternuts and you
can imagine about how well I love them.   I
was down to see Helen a short time. she is
about [2/3?] copperhead but appeared as glad to see
me as if she had stuck a rusty nail in
her foot.  How do you like Delaware by this
time?  Isent Henry Preston going to School
there?  If he is give him my regards and tell
him I saw John at Memphis as I came up
he was well but is Grafted into the Army.
I expect to remain here until after the 5th of
January I am detached from the Regiment and
dont know exactly when I shall return.
 Are you not coming home to spend the Holidays?
if you do I will see you for I am going
down to Crawford then [shure?].



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I was through Robinson about a week
ago.  I saw your Ma but the Esq" was gone
away and I did not see him Rufe Longnecke
is home on furlough is cutting quite a swell.
If you write me soon address me at Marshall.
Come home Christmas if you can.  Be a good
                Yours truly
                                    Ben "F" Boring



  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.