Napoleonville June the 25. 1864

friend John i recivied
your letter and very glad to hear
from you. I am well and hope
that this will find you all the same
we are about 100 miles from Neworleans
but i think that we Shall go to
N. C. befour A great while.
I never enjoyed mysilf So well
in my life we have all that
we want to eat Chickings and
pigs and Corn bread & honey
molaces I had Some green Corn
last night we have enough to
eat and then we have enough
work to do I was up every other night
for three weeks and fatted on
that when I left Greenville
[4?] weeks i only weight 120 and
now I weight 140
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I get Some tired Some times riding
40 miles in one night
we are using up out horaces very
fast not more than half of the
horses in our Company fit for Duty
I wish that you Could See this
Country Some fields of Corn that
there is 200 acres
we have not seen eny fighting
yet I cant think of eny news
to rite
good by for this time
rite often

E. R. M.

June 25, 1864


Co. A, 27th Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
York County, ME


Name Variant: 
"Friend John"


From Note: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Brenna Womer
Transcription Date: 
February, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2015

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