Chees , 25 cents per pound
Butter ,
Eggs , 35 per dozzen
[1] 1,05 per pound
Near Fredricksburg,
Virginia May 18th 1862

Dear sister ,
Your letter was duly recieved.
was very glad to hear from you.
I have so much to write, and so little
chance to do so , that I cant get begun
before I shall be obliged, to sign my
name. We left Warrenton last monday
got here wednesday, the distance is
about forty miles, we are now in
Gen. Mcdowells division, where or when
we leve here no one knows , but
proverbly we dont stop here long,
Camp life is getting to be tedious.
I great deal rather be upon the march
even if it is amongst the rebels
for then there is some thing to
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excite a fellow and keep him from
thinking about his home, and from
being homesick. Com. L. by the
way, has immortalized its name by
making a daring and successful charge
at Culpeper Court House they took
eight mounted men prisoners and drove
about a hundred more out of the
village, and had the other Conpanies
come up in season, they could taken
the whole force.
I have not seen the Reg- that Oliver is
in, that is near Savanah Georgia
Albert is Corporal, dont you think
he makes a tall one; It is getting
to be very hot weather, and unhealthy,
Write again. And as before My love
to all yourself included F. N. Holman
This makes five letters I have
written this afternoon

  1. Tear?
May 18, 1862


Co. L, 1st Maine Cavalry


Residence (County): 
Oxford County, ME


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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