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James R. Dobbyn 1st D.C. Cav ALS-Blames Ben Butler that Richmond has not fallen.
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James R. Dobbyn 1st D.C. Cav ALS, 2 1/4PP, 8vo, Dobbyns Blames Ben Butler that Richmond has not fallen.

Army of the James

In the Field

Jan 13th 1865

I received your long looked for letter a few days ago and was glad to hear from you because I thought something was the matter not getting any letter for so long. I am enjoying very good health. Had a bad cold as usual every winter. In reference to getting a furlough that is played out if my Captain was here (he is wounded and in Washington) I would stand a chance of getting home about the 10th of February or 1st of March but as it is my chances are very small indeed. As far as I am concerned I would just as leave stay here with my time would be out and have the job finished and be rid of it. It will only make me feel bad to come back again.

But to satisfy all hands I have made application for one. It was the eighth one on the list in applications made to Major Baker. He is allowed 5 at one time to go home out of the... 20 days to Washington, 25 or 30 to New York and further. Major Baker has a great many pets. They all will be served first. The roads are horrible down here. There is a flood in the James. The pontoons have been washed away. The poor horses are most perished for want of forage. Mine has within the last 144 hours 12 quarts of grain and 6 lbs of hay. You can read the New York Herald through him. The Beast has gone up. Thank God it was his fault that Richmond is still in the hands of the enemy. He let it go by default 3 times to my own knowledge. I must close good bye. I remain your affectionate brother,

Jas. R. Dobbyn

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