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Letter, Mary R. Dellinger to Noah Dellinger


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Letter, Mary R. Dellinger to Noah Dellinger


Dellinger, Mary
Dellinger, Noah
Conicville (Va)
U.S. Civil War


December 17 (1862)

Shenandoah County

Dear brother I seat my self to drop you a few line to let you no that we are all well at present and hope that when these few lines come to hand they may find you in the Same state of health. They say that there can’t be none detailed to work at the furnace and if you and if you can get a Substitute you should get one and don’t matter what price for we cant get a long a tall sence James is gone he started a to the army last Monday I expect you saw him William is a stilling(?) now. Tomorrow Lisa is a going to burther tomorrow. Was over at the butcherin at bowman. I saw _____ bowman he looked good. Turn over.

Try an come home if you can write if you see James tell him to try and come home for I expect he will break take his leg again an if you cant get no substitute write and let us no and we will try and get one. William C. _ he has a sore foot. He cant get about. So much for that I must stop for I don’t know whether you can read this or not for I didn’t write for a year and you must guess at it so I must stop for this time but remain you sister until death. Don’t show this to no body.

Mary R. Dellinger to Mr. noah Dellinger. Write soon


Mary R. Dellinger Helsley


Dellinger Civil War Letter Collection


Shenandoah County Library


December 17, 1862


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Mary R. Dellinger Helsley, “Letter, Mary R. Dellinger to Noah Dellinger,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed January 24, 2022,