Milton Historical Society


U.S. General Hospital
York Penn
October 15th 1864

Dear Mother

I read your kind Letters & I was glad to hear from home once more. I am thankful you sent Money for I needed it badly & it does me great good. I am sorry you expected me so soon but I guess I'm sure for getting home for the Mass Men are to be transferred soon.

I wonder why I dont hear from Lute? perhaps I told him as I did you "not to write" so I will write to him again.

I went out yesterday & went [torn] considerable, but it makes me feel it some.

I shall be glad when I do get Home for I feel rather uneasy here: Lutes time will be out soon and it would be so good to be together again.1

I should have liked to have heard from you all but I cant say how long I shall stay, probably not more than 3 or 4 Days, so it might be useless for you to write. I will write again tomorrow. P.M.

I hope you are all well & send Love to Father & all.

Geo H. C. Moulton


1 Henry's older brother Lute's one hundred-day enlistment, in Mass 6th Regiment, would be up October 27, 1864.