Soldier writes from Park Barracks in Louisville before Perryville action

Letter written by Charles Fountaine , Park Barracks, near Louisville, Kentucky

Oct 9th, 1862

“here i sit on well not quite a battle field don’t know how soon it may be it is 2 miles south of town… 15,000 of us… marching and sickness shoots about as many as the rebels do. But it appears that we are getting the better of them…”

Then continues on Oct 13th:  “we have 80 tents on the ground now 15 in a tent i have to write on the brim of my hat…i dream most every knight aboute you all…i hope you will never have to go in to the army…”

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