About this Letter
The letter from Marvin W. Green to his brother, dated January 25, 1864, is a brief update on how he and his friend are doing. M.W. and his friend are currently stationed at Warrenton and are enjoying their time as soldiers. He mentions that he is writing the letter using a six-dollar pen, which he bought just for the occasion. M.W. also encourages a friend named Herk Hall to enlist in his Battery and mentions that he is planning to go home on a furlough with his friend Levi. He thanks another friend, Rose, for sending them money and requests his brother to prepare some supplies for when he returns. The letter ends with a brief goodbye from M.W. Green.
M. W. GREEN TO DEAR BROTHER – JANUARY 25, 1864
Warrenton Dear brother We recieved your kind letter last night and was glad to here from you. We are boath well at present and hope this will find you the same. Well sterns we are at Warenton yet -and we are having good times for soldiers. Sterns the pen that I started this with was some like a Bob sled but now I am riting with one that cost 6 dolars. it is one that I have bored just to rite this letter. Well Sterns you may tell herk hall for me that I wish he would enlist in the Battery that I am in and then he would have good times and lots of fun. tell Orville Perkins that I am coming home on a ferlow for I have got the ? of it levi and I will come home together and I want you to get lots of power and caps and lead and then we will have good times tell rose that I am a thousand times obliged to her for that ten that she sent us. Well sterns I shant rite eny mroe to day so good By D. Brot. this from M. W. Green