Dekolb Co. Georgia near Atlanta
July the 21st 1864

Dear Parents,

     I take the present opertunity to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well hoping those few (letters?) will find you the same. Know I will let you know that we have bin in a Battle since I wrote to you last..

     we attacked the rebs at Decatur 6 miles from Atlanta and took the town and the Rail road which runs from Atlanta to Charleston S. C.

     Our regiment was the first one in the town, our loss was light. Daniel Lint is well at present.

     yesterday we drove the rebels within one mile of Atlanta and last night I worked on breastworks till after mid night. this morning there is heavy canonading along the line and I can hear the rebs cars verry plane as if they wa moving things out of town as fast as they can.

     I think that the next news you hear Atlanta will be ours & if the Lord spares my life I hope to be at home untill fall..

     you must excuse my poor writing for I wrote it in doublequick.

     I will write again as soon as I can. We left our camp where we was when I wrote my other letter on the 17th of this month which was my birthday.

     pleas write soon. I send my respects to all of my friends. Tell Ann that I have not forgoton her because I don't write to her, for I have but verry little time to write.

     So goodby

     Direct as before

     Pleas ask Levi Donner whether he ever got a letter from me. I sent 50 cents in it which I told him he should send me stamps to that amount and never got an answer.

Chauncey Fremont Gohn was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania July 17th, 1841. Moved to Indiana in May 1844, with his parents. He enlisted in Co. G 48th Ind. Regiment Jan. 20th, 1862 at Goshen Indiana. He died in Fremont, Newaygo County, Michigan 16 May 1932.

He was a son of John P. Gohn and Lydia Mosholder. His sister was Isabelle Gohn Frymire. One of Isabelle's daughters, Elizabeth Rosette Frymire, married James Robert Wilson. Their daughter Tressa Ethel Wilson married Floyd M. Grasz. It is to Tressa and Floyd's daughter, Miriam Grasz Field, that this web site is dedicated.

We have written permission from Galen Miller a second great grandson of Chauncey F. Gohn to use this and the other two letters on our web-site.

Letter from Chauncey Gohn, July 8th.1864

A letter from Chauncey F. Gohn to his great grandson Glendon Gindlesperger, November 26, 1928