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[envelope addressed to "Enoch i Williamson Bushnell McDonough Co Ills" with postmark of
"PEORIA ILLs. OCT 22 1862"]

Oct 19th 1862
Camp Peora

Dear friend

I now Attempt to Rite you a few Lines to Let you Know How I am getting Along I am fat Ragged
and Sassy and the of this Regt is bery good this is a fine Sunday Morning And to day the Body
of Col Thrush is to be burried in the honers of War Our Whole Regtm. will be in attendance and
Eight hundreds guns to be fired over his Body after it is Laid Beneath the Sod He was Killed at
the Late Battle of Corrinth and it berry fine Man & officer We was all called Last nite at Tenn
Oclock to go to the Rail Road Depot to Receive his Body

I have to go for thare is Inspection of arms this Morning Well that is all over I saw John & James
Williamson this morning They are well

The talk is that we will go from this place the Last of this week or the first of Next But it is Hard
to tell when we will go Our Col & Leut Col Has Resinged & Dickermam from Liverpold is Col &
Wash Rite Leut Col I would like to Have you come & see us before we leave for Dixey

So I Must Close my Scribling So good Buy

Remaing yours
C, J, Dilts

[note: John Williamson's letter of August 5, 1863 mentioned the death of Charles J. Dilts]

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