Write when you get this and [April 29, 1862]
tell me what you are expecting
to do or are doing this summer
and how Father and Mother
prosper I presume they are
well as common or you would
spoke of them in your letter
I hope Uncle Sam will
settle his accounts with Jeff
Davis in season for us to
go to Thanksgiving if not to
the Fourth of July.
I suppose you dont have any May
flowers in Main if you was here
you should get any amount of them.
I must tell you about going
foraging and getting some Pigs
and roasting them, but they
had lived so much on [Barlie?]
their flesh was so higly [seasoned?]
that I could not eat it.
[page 2]
I have some great rids, sometimes
they are not verry comfortable,
One cold night I sat on my
horse watching for Rebels. One
day rode twenty miles and one
Company got fired at fortunately
no one was killed, only one
horse wounded, as we were only
reconnortering with no Artilery
or Infantry we were not long
getting out of danger.
I dont have any fears
of getting shot it seem almost
like fun to know one is in
a dangerous place,
Do you get any Maple Sugar
I wish that I could get a piece
large as a hunk of [chalk?]
Excuse mistakes from
your absent brother F. N. Holman
Warrenton Junction Apr. 29th
Give my love to all
that wish for it [1]

  1. Written vertically in the left margin
April 29, 1862


Co. L, 1st Maine Cavalry


Residence (County): 
Oxford County, ME


From Note: 
Warrenton Junction


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Allyson Page Dale
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2016

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