William “Getting better fast”

In this July 13, 1864 letter from William Patterson to his mother, William reports that he is getting better fast in the Nashville Officers Hospital and will likely be sent back to the front.  Because of his improvement, he doubts that he can receive a leave of absence to come home.  The rest of the letter discusses his concern about sending $550 home and not hearing whether his mother had received it and how to send letters to him at the hospital.

Transcript of William Patterson letter, July 13, 1864.


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