Camp Coborn Augusty

March 8th /64

Well Father
I received your letter by
the way of James. Emery
to day & hasten to answer
it. I am well & injoying
myself firstrate it is verry
muddy Here now mud is six
on 8 inches deep I do not
think we shall stay here
a great while longer it
is so bad gitting around
you thought I had better
git another furlow I think
it is amost impossible to
git another. I would like
to have you all [????] [????]
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if you could before I leave
I would come home if I could
you thaught I was extra [???]
in keeping back so mutch of
my bounty for spending
money. I with the bigist
part of the company buy
our one Carbine the Carbine [one = own]
the goverment furnishes are
one Shooters those we buy are
seven shooters & when we [seven shooters = Spencer carbines]
are discharged we have our
guns to fetch home with
us whitch we pay $25.00
for & I bot a watch & have
a little change left.
thats whare my $75.00
have gon to we are not
going out under Burnside
I think we shall go to
Texas under Grant. There
we shall have to hunt
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gurrellers & I should
wrather have a gun
that I can shoot 7 times
with than to depend on
one charge.
how is my Sheep gitting
along has enny of them
died yet I cannot think
of enny thing moar to
write so good by from
your sone

E Getshell

I have had my picture
taken and I will send
it home write s soon
as you git this

March 8, 1864


Co. K, 2nd Maine Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Somerset County, ME



From Note: 
"Camp Coborn Augusty"


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andy Myers
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2013

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