Camp Grover
Nov the 18 [1862]
Dear Sister 4
in answer to your kind letter whitch
I received in due reason and was very glad
to hear from you but was dreadful sory
to hear that you was sick hope you ar
better I am well and hope you ar now
you wanted to now how I got a long &
what I have to eat we get along very well
we have a lot to eat I have gaind 8 pounds
I way 156 with my over coat of[f]. you can see
in Alvras letter what I have to eat we ar
under Bankes Comand and shall move soon
I dont know whare perhaps nearer home
I was glad to hear Dear sis that you
have not forgut to pray for me I have
read your letter over and over I canot
help from weeping every time I read
them I prase God dear sister that if
we never meet on earth we will meet in
heaven but I believe that we shall
meet on earth and enjou eatch others
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company so we will keep up good cheer
tell mother not to wory a bout me but
but to cheer up for for I expect to meet
her and enjoy her company and if I do
we will never part again untell death
parts us tell mother to answer the last
letter that I wrote to her and send me
some more stamps for I have but one
now I have wrote to Elder Stevens &
to Portland so I have got but 1 and
cant write but one more I wrote to
uncle Moses & Lavina have they got
them when you wright tell me who
has got a letter you must write soon
who does my work write all the news
whare shall I direct to Mitlemore
he wanted me to write to him you
must take care of your self and
see that mother does send me
some stamps right of[f] write as soon
as you git this and tell all the news
tell Charles I will write as soon as I can
tell friends
[written upside down in top margin]
good by Dear [sitr?] from your affection
ate brother G C Libby Give my love to mother
[1] good by
G C Libby
H M Libby

  1. Last three lines added in top left corner of page 1
November 18, 1862


Co. G, 23rd Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME



From Note: 
Camp Grover

Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
October, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2013

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