Oct the 20 1862
Dear father I now sit
down to let you no that
I am well and contented as
could be expected we are out
of the city of washington about
a mile on a level field it is
very cool knights here and not
very hot days we had a good time
coming out here we traveled day
and knight till we got to
baltimore and then we
stoped one day and then we
went to washington city and
stoped one night and one day
I have seen the new capitol
that they are a building at
washington it is a great one
I tell you. the hogs run in
the streats as the same as
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dogs I tell you we see a
good many droll things here
I saw some pigs that was
red and a slew of black ones
we boys are all well now
we have bin very well favord
by the hand of God so far and
I hope that we shall be I
haint forgot home nor good
meetings and my prayer is
that God will let right rule
for I had a chance to see some
rebels when I was in baltimore
and they looked as if they had
a hard chance they was prisners
that the maine cavelry took
there was about 80 of them
Jef Knight was thare he has
got better and is in the
calvery I haint seen any of
the boys that come from
Ottisfield yet but I have hurd
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from them I hope that I
shall see some of them
they are puting the soldiers
in her srangely old Abe
says he is a goin to have the
ware closed before a great
whill and I hope he will
for it is a very expensive
ware if you could see the
things that the goverment
has got to pay for you would
think so. the nigers is as thick
as Curtis said they way that
they drive teams out here is
they wride the nie horse
and lick the rest along
the cityes that we come
through is no better look-
ing than Portland we fare
very well we see some hard
times but we are good for
it I think that rebelion
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must be stoped if we
can stop it and I hope
that it can be done I cant
writee much more
now but give my
love to all and write
Dyrect your
letters to washington
DC 25 me reg
Co C

October 20, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME


From State: 
District Of Columbia
From County: 
District Of Columbia

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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