Camp Coborn
Augusty March 18th /64

Well Father
I seat myself once more to
write you a few lines to let
you know how I am gitting
along. I am well I hope these
few lines will find you the same
we have had quite a barnfire since
you was down here last tuesday
evening at 6 oclock fire broke out
in Co. C: barrack next to ours
& at half past 7. 10 of them
was burned flat to the ground
it looks some what lonesome
round here. I lost one of my
new shirts in the fire & a
pare of feeting & Cap they
think that Co. C. Boys sot
theyer Barrack a fire they left
for portland the next morning
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Byron was down to see me
Thursday he came down Thursday
night & went back Friday
morning he found me on guard
I got a pass and went down town
& stayed all night we had a
good time we shall leave
here the first of next weak
I think we have not been
payed off yet how is Quint
I understood he was sick
how is wrest of the folks
down there I have not heard
from Otis for some time
has Joseph Williams got out
of the woods yet if he has
tell him to write to me
I cannot of anny thing moar
to write so good by from
your sone
Ezra Getchell

March 18, 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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