Sept the 1862 [1]

Dear father
I thought I would write
a few lines to you and
let you no that I am well
and contented we have some
good times here thare is 3
reg on the ground now
and thare is not any of them
bin musterd in yet but I
supose we shall be this
week I dont no when the
reg will start but I guess
not for 5 or 6 weeks
they haint got any thing
for the reg yett and I dont
see any sines of it I got
the [foots?] they do good [work?]
[page 2]
I dont have so good times
sundays as I do at home
but I try to get [along?] the
best I can I want you to
come down if you can before
we go of I dont now wheather
I shall come up or not for
they are very [posesise?] about
leting the boys off things go
on very well I went to meeting
this foorn noon and they are
a goen to have one the evning
I dont kno as I want any thing
sent down now but when I want
any thing I will rite or if I
am sick I will but I am
well and growing fat tell mr
Adams that he would like to
be here for here is a good crew
and a good place to drill I cant
think of much more to write
now but give my love to all
[page 3]
tell mother not to send
them mitings till I write
to the boys are all well
Edmond is tough and well
uncle Winston is a goin to
see what he can do with your
pig and then he will send
you word about it the boys
has have bin very well contented
and puty stidy we may go of[f]
before I sead and if they do
I will write that is about
all I can think of so good
by write when can
till the neighbors that
we are all well contented
but I cant tell how long
it will last but I am
bound to but her through
let it come back or age
[page 4]
tell them so
have you got that field
done or built that wall
or losd any stock
I haint bin any whare
but to uncles Winslows
I may come home but if
I dont I want you to
look out for my things
from your son
Elisha Turner

  1. This letter does not include a specific day in the month, and it may have been included with the previous letter of September 1 to Elisha's mother, Mary J. Turner.
September 1, 1862


Co. C, 25th Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME


Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messic
Transcription Date: 
October, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2013

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