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Teri Button
Great Great Granddaughter of Charles Hennrich

Memphis, Tenn.
Dec 10, 1863

Dear Parents:

I received your letter, which you wrote the 6th of November, the 9th of December and see that you have worried considerably about my sickness. It was not as bad as perhaps many wrote that it was. Thank God I am again on my legs.

We just now arrived at Memphis. We left Little Rock by train at 10 o'clock the evening of the 15th of November for Duvall's Bluff. The 16th we went down the White River by steamboat and arrived at Memphis the 20th of November.

Almost all the troops have left here for Chattanooga.

Two regiments left here again on the 5th and 6th. The rebels had made an attack on LaGrange and Moscow. The latter was held by a Negro regiment. Commander Hatch of the 2nd Iowa Cavalry was badly wounded.

You wrote that it was so cold up there. We have seen no cold weather down here so far. The nights are a little cool here now but the sun shines pretty warm again during the day.

Dear parents, you wrote me nothing about the twenty dollars which I sent you the 14th of October, whether you received it or not.

Greet Phillip Dock for me. I thought I would see him in Memphis but I heard here that he has already gone home.

I will close now with greetings to all of you.

Charles Hennrich

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