Samuel H. Bassitt - Civil War letter - Mar. 4, 1864

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                                Prospect, Tennessee March the 4th, A.D. 1864

My dear Father and Mother:

I thought that I would write you a few lines to let you know how I am getting along. I have had the whoopping cough but am getting better now. I am takeing medisin of the doctor and am getting better. Well, Father, the news is that the soldiers can get there Local bounties, all them that hant got them, the is a chance now and I send you an order and if you hant got my bounty you can get it now.

So no more at this present time. I like soldering the best kind. From

                                Samuel Bassitt
                                To Father and Mother

Direct your letters to
Samuel Bassitt
In care of Captain Hamilton
Co. I, 27 Regiment, O.V.I.

                                Prospect, Tennessee
                                March the 4th, A.D. 1864

Mr. Lewis Bassitt of Bath Township, Allen County, Ohio, is authorized by me to receive and receipt in my name for any and all local bountys which may be paid for my enlistment in the U. S. Army and being credited to Bath Township, Allen Co., Ohio, or from any other Township in said County and said State which will pay local Bountys to Soldiers and to have me credited to said Township.

                                Samuel Bassitt


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[Transcripts from Civil War Letters binder in Allen County (Ohio) Museum library, c. 1975]
[Original letter in the Allen County (Ohio) Museum archives]