Alfred B[radley] Brown


John Muir


Camp Demison Ohio, Oct 22d 1862

Dear Friend John you perhaps have come to the conclusion that I had forgotten my promise to write you. I have several excuses to make for my negligence. I received a letter from William dated Madison Sept 18th stating that he would take my things home etc. I thought it not necessary to write you im- mediately as I wished to write home. Well a few days after I took a severe cold which settled on my lungs & in my head and I was quite sick for several days. The news came for our Regt to 617 march. I was not well enough to go with them and about a dozen of us were taken to a Hospital

in Covington K.Y. a place across the river from Cincinnati - I was in the hospital there about two weeks and was sent to a hospital here at Camp D. where I expect to stay until I am well enough to go to my Regt. I am getting better slowly. I would like to have seen William first rate. What did he say about Camp Randal and the place gener- ally there? Have you drinked out of that favourite hat lately? An extra- ordinary beverage that. Camp Dennison is quite a nice place, there are nearly 2000 patients here with about 60 to a hospital, which makes quite a little town, together with the depot & other buildings. It tires me to write much, so I will be obliged to bring this to a close. You must excuse this short letter & I will try & do better next time. Ans this as soon as convenient. From your friend Alfred B. Brown

David to Camp Dennison, Ohio Ward 26

P.S. If you have received my letter from hom lately, please tell me what is going on there I suppose you & William settled that matter in regard to my things? A.B. Brown



Camp Dennison, Ohio

Date Original

1862 Oct 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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