Envelope (Outer Letter): Addressed to D.W. Daily, Esq.; Charlestown, Ind
Contains Letter Written From: Lt. W. "Harrison"
Daily, 3rd Indiana regiment
July 1846; Camp Whitcomb, Indiana
Letter in possession of, and
generously contributed to this website by David
transcription & explanatory notes by P.
Any errors are therefore the result of my own
deficiencies and interpretations.
indicate uncertainty of word
Camp Whitcomb, Indiana
July 8 1846
We [rested] starting to day and embrace the
opportunity of you by Mary. Jno. W. Long got some
linen goods off Hammond to make me an undress
frock coat he was to have it here by tuesday
(yesterday) and he has failed entirely, So he can
pay Hammond for the goods and keep the coat. Long
made for me our frock coat (uniform) one cloth
Round about and [pair] of uniform pants.
returned last evening and handed over the $100
dollars you had the kindness to send. they aske a
premium of 2 p ct for gold the Company are in
fine spirits in hopes of a speedy departure.
I have at
this time quite a bad cold which has kept me
under the weather for afew days past. I wish you
would write me the name of one of your hired
hands and pay him in my name so that I can
certify and draw pay for him as a servant. You
can write to Baton Rogue, La where we'll remain
some 10 days likely
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letter to Lieut. H. Daily 3rd Reg Ia Vol and say
on the back if the volunteers have left fow'd to
remaine in Baton Rouge until shipping comes up
from New Orleans to Camps [as] on direct, we will
not stop at N. Orleans at all
"Harrison" Harry Daily was
born in Charlestown, Clark Co., Indiana in 1819
and was the eldest child of David Wise Daily and
his wife, Mary A. (Shirley). He was a 1st
lieutenant, Adjutant, of Company I of the 3rd
regiment and was mustered in on 22 June 1846 at
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Transferred to staff, Harrison was mustered out
24 June 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana.
W. Long was a soldier in the 2nd Indiana
Volunteer regiment of Company C and was mustered
in at New Albany, Indiana on June 20, 1846 from
Clay County, Indiana.
is believed to be the sister of John W. Long.
Whitcomb - located at New Albany in
Floyd County, Indiana, five Indiana regiments
were formed at this rendezvous point in 1846-1847
for service in the Mexican War. The first 3,000
men departed for active duty under Brigadier
General Joseph Lane during July 1846.