Private Milton Hare, 8th Indiana Cavalry
Pvt Hare writes his mother on October 2, 1864 of being wounded in the leg.
Source: transcript and images Heritage Auction. LOT #47065
“I am in they hospitle at Nashville no. 19 but I don’t expect to stay thare very much longer if I can help it. I will tell you what made mey come here was one of they rebs bullets skelped my thie just deep enough to make it feele good. Thay shot my horse in they foot furst and he rard up and then thay shot mey through they [illegible] and it went a had through him and that put a stop to his going and I got out of thare in a purty big hurey…it was last Tuesday morning is when it camensed and lasted all day until late in they evening and in they morning they rebs had got back about five miles and I cold not tell you where thay are now…I cant tell you how meney was killed and wonded but it don’t know.”
He continues to assuage his mother’s fears on October 12, 1864, writing: “I don’t whant you to bey oneasy about mey for I will bey all wright in about a month I think…I have all they care taken on my leg that is needed…”