Letter From Louis M. COLLINS To Col. J.T. SHELLEY - Jun 1865
|Col. J.T. SHELLEY
Com. 7th E. Ten. Mt. Inft. June the 1865
as I have not bin mustred out of Service I am informed you ar the proper one I Should apply too(?) under those circumstances. in the first place I was crippled by the falling of a Shelter on my Back witch rendered my lower extremities useless & Senseless from the Hips down, at Oak Hill Ohio at witch time was taken to General Hospital at Gallipolis Ohio where I remained until the 10 of Oct. 64, at that time I obtained a Transfer too Knoxville Ten but Stoped off at Philadelphia at my home to rest a few days. after being home a few days there was a large Soar come on the Small of Back & Hips as big as a commin sis Plate causted by jolting of the cars as I just haft to lay like a Logue(?) all the time & be lifted about & worked with like a child, it would be a grate kindness to me if my officers would have me mustered out & fix my business. I inlisted the 25 of March 1862 at Flat Lick Ky under Capt. D.G. BOWERS of Co. A. 5 Regt. E.T.V.I. pleas let me no the consequenses.
Col. I hope you will under those circumstance as I am not able to go to Knoxville to do myself justice to be mustered out - have my business attended to o for it is a grate unconveniance besides an injury to me to be moved about. please let me no what can be done for me.