Camp of 2nd Maine Cavalry

Barraneas Fla April the 11th 1865
Friend John
I recieved your letter
Some time ago and have been
negclecting to Write to you
I am well and tough
part of our regiment are at Mobeal
they are fighting up there for I
can hear the guns down here
I think that our forces will get
it Soon for they have been fighting
for A week.
it is getting dull in Camp we
have been here So long that
I begin to want to get out
into the country where we
can get at Something to Steal
away from the rebels.
but i guess that they have
not got much to Steal now
I know that they havenot around here
for we have Stole all that they had
[page 2]
Charles Smith is in the
Hosiptal he is about the same
as he was when he Come back
he seems to be well enough
all except his neck.
John I want you to send
me some postage Stamps we can
get every thing that we want
but them I hate to have
to have aletter franked but
I have got to do it or not rite
that is what is the matter with the [cat?]
our regement have got to fight
Some now I guess there was 6
men wounded in Co. E. Since they
have been gone. a teamster in our
regement was walking by the side
of his wagon and the wheal Struck
a torpedo and it expload and
took the top of is head right squre of[f]
his name was Scibly of Co. G
the last that we heard of the detachement
that went out of our regt.
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they was at Blackley 8 miles
from Mobeal.
I Cant think of eny more
to rite So good night
from your friend
E R Manson

April 11, 1865


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


Name Variant: 
"Friend John"


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Fort Barranacas

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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