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11th Vermont Infantry (aka First Heavy Artillery, Vermont Volunteers)
Correspondence

Aaron Kellogg

                   Fort Slocum  June 19


                    Dear Mrs. Melandy

      Not having eney thing to do
  this afternoon, I thought I would
  rite you a few lines.  I am in 
    good helth and enjoy myself
   as well as may be expected.  It
   has ben very warm hear for a few
  days past but is cooler to day.
   Mrs. Stebing is not very well.
  We have ben practicing at target
    shooting with the canons and
    mortars of the Fort.  The
  Rebels have ben reported to be 6
   miles from hear.  I would like
  to have them come and see what
  the Bloody 11th was made of.
 The boys are all well as usal.

     I supose Elling is to work
     for Mr. Melandy.  If he is 
   rite hell get along.  I would 
   like to hear form Washburn.
   I do not think of much more
    to rite at this time.  Rite all
   the news.   

                       From Aaron Kellogg

                    Battery G. 1st Art
                   11th Reg.  Vt.  Vols.

                        Washington D.C.


Source: The Ed Italo Collection, First Vermont Brigade Memorabilia.