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Chapman, June 1865

Chesapeake Hospital near Fort Monroe, Va.
June 1865

Dear Wife,

I have had the good luck to get a letter from our company today and I got six of your letters that you sent there for me and your pictures. And the Quartermaster Sergeant tells me that the regiment is soon to be sent home for they have got all of the Rebel guns dismounted and ready to send north. And he told me that he would send me my descriptive list as soon as he can get some blanks. If he does, I can get home on a furlough if I can’t get discharged, I find that you have moved from Uncle Potter’s and I would like to have you tell me how far from him you have moved so that I can know if I have got to go to Voluntown to get to where you are when I get home. Please write soon for I want to hear from you. I am sorry that you have had trouble with Potter’s folks. But it is all right if it ends right. I thought that you would have trouble when you went there for I did not like the looks of one of the girls of his. You know which one. Don’t get down-hearted, my pet, for I love you with all my heart and will do all I can for you as soon as I can. Don’t blame me for not sending you any money for I can’t get any but as soon as I can, I will send you some.

So write soon pet, and let me know how you get along. Give my love to all. Good night.

Ever your loving husband, — Chester A. Chapman

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