It is dated July 8th, 1864 and he writes about the previous "two months hard fighting and marching and still front the enemy on this side of the river" and that they has got so near Atlanta that our marching is ended for some time to come. Sherman has sent back for his siege guns so i think that our sieging soon comes. " He also references a lack of pay writing that "we have not had any pay since we left home last winter. Re-enlisted as a veteran, December 14, 1863; promoted to Corporal, July 1, 1865; mustered out with company, July 17, 1865, at Alexandria, VA. The letter is in nice condition.
See scan for item you will receive. Please get in touch with me with any questions.The item "Civil War Letter by Thomas Melhinch 60th NY Inf. H, Chattahoochee River 1864" is in sale since Wednesday, June 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "parnassusonline" and is located in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.