William Wirt Henry to Mary Jane Henry

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Camp at BrattleboroAug 13th 62My Darling wife and sister

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Katie Yours came last night and I have been congratulated by pretty much the whole Regt. on my good luck, of having such a nice soldier boy. I am glad that it is as well with us as it is I knew very well it was going to be a boy. I have only got time to say a word now will write more tomorrow. I am getting along nicely, the Gov. told me yesterday that he had decided to give me a place, and that he should want to use me before Saturday and not to go away. I think I am

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going to be a Major - but do not tell any body will write you tomorrow