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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner
Camp Logan La.
April 15th 1863

Martha I seat myself to inform you that to I am will and hearty.  
We are now 
enjoying the finest kind of weather.

I have not recd a letter from you for some time the last I think 
was dated about the second day of March.  (No your letter was 
dated March 17th .  I also rec'd a letter from our Sister Mrs. 
Matilda Miller a few days ago  It was a tender affectionate and 
sister = like letter.  She earnestly requested me to write and of 
course I shall do so soon.  He address is "Warsaw Hamilton Co 
But---now to business.  My dear wife perhaps you are aware that 
the President has decided to arm the negroes in rebeldom  There 
are now several regiments in course of organization.  One or two 
are being raised in this vicinity -they are to be officered by 
white men.
I have accepted a First Lieutenant  position in one of these 
colored regiments: 
my wages will be One hundred and ten dollars and fifty cents per 
month: or thirteen hundred and twenty six dollars per year!  I 
expect my Commission in a few days. 

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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner


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