Letter from A. Van Riper to Willis Van Riper, May 24, 1864
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Camp on the march May 24 1864 Dear Cousin
As I was writing to henry I thought that wood [would] write a few lines to you well Willis we ar[e] on the march and it is ofal [awful] warm we march 18 miles yesterday and with out water I had one canteen full in the mourning [morning] and that was all I got till night and if that hant [hain’t] hard then I doant [don’t] [k]now we ar[e] on the march to Atlanta GA and when we git [get] thar [there] I expect that we will haft [have] to fite [fight] we have drop then a bout 60 miles and old Johnston cant git [get] his men in a line of battle but then I think that he will make a stand at Atlanta and if we whip them thar [there] I think that this thing will son [soon] come to a close at least I hope sow [so] we have got to march at 10 miles this mourning [morning] write often and I will do the sameThis is from A Van Riper To Willis Van Riper
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