Letter from Hayes, John T.

Soldier: Hayes, John T.
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 23rd Infantry
Home State: Missouri
Date Written: Saturday, April 5th, 1862
Location: Pacific, Mo.
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Family, Home
Dear Mother,

I write you a few lines to you to inform you that I received your few lines today, this the 5th day of April 1863.

I was sorry to hear that you and Father was not well but I hope ere this reaches you, you will have gained in health. I would like to see you all the best kind but I expect if I should live it will be over a year before I see you again. I do not know whether I will get to come home or not.

I got a letter from Uncle Will Hewitt yesterday. They was all in very good health. He told me where to to write to so I can write to him. You said you very much oblige to me for the pipe I sent you. I should have got a better one. If I could a $1.75 cent one but I did not find one of them. So I will close for this time. Write soon. Ever your obedient son,

John T. Hayes