Dec the 9 1862
Dear Father I thought I would
write a few lines to you and let you
no how I am I have bin sick for 2
weeks with the janders but I have
got smart now and feel very smart
but I was yallow enough for a while
but look well now the boys are all well
and in good helth Curtis came to see
me and staid 2 days it seemed good
to see him again he is well and has
just gon to the hospitle he said he
was well enough to go to the reg but
he did not no when he should he is
a coming over to see me again if he
stays thare I had a letter form Mr
Davenport last night we have had
a snow strom here thare is about 2 or
3 inches and it is very cool here now
we have got into our barecks now and
they are very warm we made them
out of logs Curt thought that
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they was a good thing their reg is
down front now but I guess it
will be some time before he will
get to them he is contented very
well the most that the boys do
is to make bone rings they are
at it all the time we have to do
guard duty the most of the time
we dont have a very hard chance yet
and I hope that we shant have any
harder chance than it is and I shall
feel lucky if we dont we have
lost 3 men out of the reg latly
one of them they buryed under arms
the 2 they sent home Jack smith
is a prety good soldier he keeps up
his end of the yoke we have letters
from other reg we have as much
letters as any one I guess the post
master has a bushel evry day
how much snow is thare and how does
Mr Adams get along how old is his steers
and has he bought a horse I have rote
all that I can think of so good by
from your son Elisha Turner
rite soon

December 9, 1862


Co. C, 25th Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME


Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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