From Hospital After Being Wounded at the
Battle of Gettysburg
July the 11th 1863
Newark Ward No 5 Center Street
Dear Mother a few lines to you to let you know that I am getting along very well and I hope that these few lines will find you all in the best of health as for news I have none that interest you. I have have not heard from the boys since the 7th of July. Nelson Jones was shot dead on the field we lost 5 out of out of our co. I shall soon get so that I can return to my regiment again you all my best wishes I want to see you all very bad but I can’t yet but I hope for the best. I hope that the time will come that I can stop awhile. Direct your letter the same as you have for I shall soon join my regiment. Give my love to Gunis H. Sherman tell her that I shall write soon all of you. Good by – Warren W. Cooper
Enlisted from Somerville at 29 years old as a private on 6/4/1861. He mustered into the 3rd Maine Infantry Co. “I”. He was promoted to corporal in 1862. Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA. Then again promoted to Sergeant in 1864. He was Killed on May 30th 1864 at the Battle of The Battle of Totopotomoy Creek.
Inventory Number: DOC 234 / Sold