Letter from Linus Patrick to John B. Patrick
|Title||Letter from Linus Patrick to John B. Patrick|
|Subject||Patrick, Linus Anthony, d. 1864|
|United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 121st (1862-1865)|
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives|
|Description||Letter from Linus Patrick to his father John B. Patrick about troop movement and fortification.|
|Creator||Patrick, Linus Anthony, d. 1864|
|Source||Linus Patrick correspondence; MMS-1157; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
Lucy's letter of April 21st received yesterday & I take the first opportunity of sending an answer. I need more money than I kept. You will therefore send me ($30) thirty -dollars of the money I sent home as soon as you receive it. We are fortifying this place and one or two weeks more will make a strong position of it - A force of Cavalry went out this morning about three oclock - There being some demonstration made in front - and returned a while ago with over a hundred prisoners, their horses, equipment & c - The Rebs were on picket to stand seven days but the Yankees relieved them before their time was out - The health of the Army here is good & improving everyday - the men are rapidly becoming well drilled & disciplined, they are mostly new troops raised last fall The Artillery & Infantry is Ohio, Indiana & Illinois Troops - the Cavalry is Michigan Pennsylvania & Kentucky troops we are all in good spirits & all we ask is for the people at home to support us and we will save the Country or die in the attempt Our motto is to "Put our trust in Old Rosey' and keep our powder dry"
I believe I have nothing more to write this time so I will close hoping to hear from you soon.
As ever Your affectionate Son