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Myron Mullett 26th Iowa Infantry

" There isn’t any news worth writing. The hospitals are all broken up, except this and one or two others. They are still discharging the men and most all of the old hands have left here and the balance are expecting their papers soon...." Myron Mullett 26th Iowa Infantry


Memphis,

June the 4th, 1865

Good Morning Dearest Ida--

It is a beautiful Sabbath morning and ‘My’ feels like he would like to be at home with Ida today—but I cannot, so I must try to content myself by writing to you and kissing this dear sweet picture of yours. O’ Annie, you darling, I would take a mouthful out of you if I had the chance-------

So then you think you will cry if I disappoint you about them eggs on the fourth? O ha, well will it hurt. A has, well will it hurt you much? I guess you is used to it anyhow, but I hope you won’t have to cry. Well, Pet, I must leave this now and have a clean up and a clean shirt on.

Sunday Evening. Well, Pet, this has been a long, warm day. I was out for a walk, but it was to warm for comfort. I thought of you several times and I know you would have fairly melted down if you had been along. I went out to the Winchester Cemetery. Well, Pet, you will have to excuse me for tonight for I can hardly see to write. So, Dearest Annie, Goodnight with a kiss--

Monday Morning, the 5th. Good Morning Dear Pet. Are you well this morning? This is a very warm morning and I want you to keep cool or you will be all in a grease spot before night. But I guess I remember now, it is not so warm up there--- You said that there was lots of cherries. Yes, well I hope I will get to help pick a few just for greens. You think that if the soldiers all get home on the 4th that there will be an old Whaler of a Fourth of July. Well, I expect that will be a great time anyhow, and I hope we shall both be able to help make and enjoy it. You think Ben has done well in marrying. I hope so. And I suppose that he is at home by this time. If the soldiers of Rochester all get home this month, we will try and make a noise around there on the Fourth and I hope they will. As for me, I expect to be there if provenance permits. So you need not hesitate to have that chicken cooked.

O’ Ida, you dear girl, I would like to have a kiss this morning, but I must yet be patient for awhile--- There isn’t any news worth writing. The hospitals are all broken up, except this and one or two others. They are still discharging the men and most all of the old hands have left here and the balance are expecting their papers soon. I will leave this and say Goodbye for this time, dear Sweet Pet, Annie….

Goodbye with a fond kiss.

This, from your ever affectionate husband, ‘My’. To Ida Mullett with a kiss….”

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Myron Mullett resided in Dewitt, Iowa. He was 27 years old when he enlisted as a Private on August 14, 1862. On September 13, 1862, he was mustered into Company F, 26th Iowa Infantry. Mullett had a long service career and was finally mustered out at Memphis, Tennessee on May 31, 1865.

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