‘I Will Soon Be Home Once Again’

May 28, 1865 (Sunday)

Camp 133 Regt New York Vols
Fort Meigs Md May 28 1865

Dear Sister Cate

Home Coming, 1865 by W.T. Sheppard
Home Coming, 1865 by W.T. Sheppard

I will soon be home once again I think the Regt will leave for New York the first of next week and it will take about three weeks to get mustard out and then I will start for Michigan you may look for me about the middle of July if nothing hapens. the Rebbles are all played out so you see my occupation is gone. President Johnson has had Gov Brown of Georgia and the gov of Virginia (Reb) arrested and they
are confined in prison here in Washington and we expect Gen Lee here soon to keep them company they all
begin to see their mistake in having Lincoln assassinated for they will have a hard man to deal with
now in Andrew Johnson

we had a review of Grants and the army of the Shanandoah Vally in washing on the 23d of this month and on the 24th Shermans army was Reviewed by the president and Genl Grant. evry train that leaves washington is loaded with Soldiers going home. we have just received news that Kirby Smith of Texas has surrendered his army which was the last Reble army in the field

Hoping that I will soon see you I will close by hoping to be remembered to all the friends and give my
love to the children and mamma if she is out their

From Your Brother
Jim Hardenbergh
Capt Co E 133 Regt NYV


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