Letter from Conrad Cramer to his parents and his sister Catherine
|Title||Letter from Conrad Cramer to his parents and his sister Catherine|
|Subject||Cramer, Conrad, b. 1844|
|United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 111th (1862-1865)|
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives|
|Description||Letter from Conrad Cramer to his parents about the cost of food and the wellbeing of mutual acquaintances, and to his sister about the possibility of returning home soon.|
|Creator||Cramer, Conrad, b. 1844|
|Source||Conrad Cramer papers; MMS-1857; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||North Carolina|
It is with great pleasure that I seat myself in order to writ you a few lines in answer to yours which came to hand this day dated the 31st of past month and was glad to hear from you and your good health. I am well at present hoping these few lines will find you enjoy the same great blessing. I am at present detailed at Div. Head Qrs as train guard. We run on a railroad 80 miles out toward Tenn. We have a fine thing of it. I have been detailed about two weeks by order of Brig. Gen'l. Cooper. We have plenty to eat and not much to do. We have a good house to stay in and we have two men to cook for nineteen. There is a great deal of talk about comeing home soon among the boys.
O, I wish you could be here and eat some of the nice ripe cherries they have here. I had all that I could eat uptown to a Mrs. Correll where I was invited to a supper a night or two ago. The wheat is turning ripe but it is very poor all over the country. The rust has got into it. I also saw ripe apples.
The idea it seems to be that we will start toward home the first of next week, but I will take some time yet before we get home. I was sorry to hear about Jacob cutting his toe of[f] but it is no leg or arm. I will give you a small list of prices what things cost here on in the country
I congratulate Wm. Vandersall for his young daughter hoping he may have good luck in raising her and some more besides. I do not know that it is of any use to write much. I hope it will not be long until I can talk to you with out using the pen. So I will say no more then rest easy a few more days and I expect to be at home.
From your son Conrad Cramer
Well Catharine I feel glad to think that you have not forgot me though nearly three years apart. I do not doubt that meny times you expected to hear that your brother fell in battle but the Good Lord has saw fit to spare his life thus far and I hope he will spare it stall longer I do not know but this will will be about the last letter I will before I return home but so I will close fer the present.
From your dear