Warrenton Va. Apr. 16th, 1863
Dear sister
At last I find myself again in camp
way down here in dixie – We were six
days coming from Maine [three?] days of
time was ocupied in getting government
transportation a fair Sample of Massa
Linkums maner of doing buisness
We were six days over our furlough
but dont think there will any trouble
about it , they need be thankfull
to get an old vetran back at all,
At New York went into Barnums
museum saw thre persons over eight
feet high one girl from Novea Scotia
seventeen years old was eight feet one
inch high weighed over four hundred
pounds the men were larger my head
just came to their arms..
At Washington visited the Capital
the Senate and House were in session
[page 2]
Senator Powel from Kentucky
was giving the republicans Jessie
Senator Hale of New Hampshire
and Sumner of Massachusetts consistency
was examined together and with Uncle Abrahams
acts those men who are urging on
the war for Abolition purposes were
denounced with no sparing hand.
I must not dwell much on
political matters because must write
a number of letters to day
We did not start from Farmington
as you doubtless herd til monday. Saw
Aunt Rosanna at Brunswick gave her
my photograph.
My bounty is not all paid yet
I left three hundred dollars in the
state treasury I send you an account
of it please keep it safe and those
Daniel gave you,
I send a two dollar bill on
a Maine bank it is of no use to me
here if you can get me some
[page 3]
pastage stamps and send you will
greatly oblige me.
It rained like the Devil
yesterday when we got here and kept
at it all night,
Tis warm and muddy to day it thunders
too recken we will have a right
smart shower soon.
I feel very well dont think it
hurt me so much as it did some
of the boys. quite a number came
back sick
It began to seem like home
had I staid much longer should
so contented that it would Ø seemed
harder to come back
Three of the Company has most
likely deserted two of them belonged
in the Pro[???], the other in
Write me all the news and I
will write more the first opportunity
My love to all a brother to [yourself?]
F. Holman
[page 4]
How does Lenoria like the
Photograph Tell Aunt to write
and not wait for me too I will
soon as possible
F. N. H.

Did Daniel tell you what a time
I had with my teeth I had
six filled and five extracted paid
five dollars and fifty cents

April 16, 1863


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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