Benjamin F. Boring Collection


Letter from Benjamin F. Boring
to William C. Jones

November 5, 1863

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                                  Vicksburg Mississippi
Nov 5th 1863
Friend Will.
                     Your favor of Oct 22d was
received last evening.  I am glad to hear
from you again, and hope you will
make good your opportunity for obtaining
an education.  I think you will soon
recover from your homesick spell.  I know
how you feel. used to be troubled some
with the same complaint But of late
days have out grown it, and have almost
come to the conclusion that I have no
home.  I received a letter from Rufe a
few days since, he tells me he was at
Robinson the day after I left for Camp.
too bad isent it? Will I Scarcely Know
what to write you.  We have just returned
from a long and toilsome Scout Ac com
[-arried ?] by a great deal of Skirmishing
and several days of pretty Sharp Fighting.
Our Boys in the 21st have had a pretty 
severe time of it again, and many of
them have fallen to rise no more.
We are prepairing for winter Quarters
here and I think will remain here all Winter



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Will what does it cost you to go to
School where you are?  Do you have a
pretty good time And how do you like
it upon an average?  My deserter Man
(Cox beat me back to camp. He took a
limit up in Crawford and came back
to the Regiment.  Do you get any letters
from the Girls?  Me and my Gall has
about plaid out.  I think She is about half
Copper head.  How long are you going to
Stay in Delaware.  Write to me often.  I
will be glad to hear from you at any
time.  Tell me how you like to go to Colege
and how you progress in your Studies.        
                     I am your friend forever
                                            Ben. F. Boring
D "Co" 30th Ills [Infty ?] Vols.



  *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.