Thursday, April 27, 2017

Diary of Private Charles Wright Wills: August 19, 1861

Cairo.  The boys are writing to-day for some butter and things from home. The expense by express from Peoria is not worth speaking of and the other boys have things sent them often. We have made up our minds to lying here six weeks longer at least, and conclude that time will pass better with a few home extras to grace our table.

SOURCE: Charles Wright Wills, Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, p. 25

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