Thomas F. McKissack to Elizabeth E. Stoker, May 7, 1864

    Source citation
    Thomas F. McKissack to Elizabeth E. Stoker, May 7, 1864, William E. Stoker Papers, National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA.
    Author (from)
    McKissack, Thomas F.
    Recipient (to)
    Stoker, Elizabeth E.
    Date Certainty
    David Gillespie, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    Camp Near Camden
    [Illegible] May the 7, 184 [1864].
    Mrs. Stoker: Take the Privealig to write you a few lines in reguard to Brother Elisha. He was wounded in the 30 day of April in the Battle at Jenkins Ferry. He was shot just above the right nipple and it came out under his right shoulder. I went to see him twice. The last time I saw him he was doing as well as could be expected. He requested to write to you. He has a good Doctor to tend to him an a good nurce. I am going to try to get a horse an [and] go to see him. He is about 50 miles from here. He would of been Brought to this place but he could not be halled. You must not greave too much. I think he will get over it. He said he would come home as quick as he could. I will write againe as quick as I here from him. Tell Mas I have been through another fight unhurt an [and] the hardest ones we ever have been in. So I will Close. Excuse my writing an spelling but it was done in a hurry. Give my love to silles.

    Yours Truly
    T. F. McKissack

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