[1] Camp Picher Dec 21 62
We still remane here what
we are to do I do not know
We may stay all winter or
we may move to morrow it
apears we got wiped bad
in the last fight and
I does not take a great mind
to see that they could wip
five of us to their one wen
we look at the position
My worst fears are being
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realised how can there be
sucsess when the whole
war is managed for the
benefit of the managers
I am well and the boys
are all well I hope that
you at home ar the same
I shall try and write
to danel soon I have
received a leter from him
since the fight tell fatherLarry
in the last page
that he will find Crockets bill
[bottom lines scratched out an rewritten at top of letter]
Monday Sam has been over home to-day and says they are all well and Daniels folks
are well contented. He brought me a letter from you dated Dec 9th but we hear of dreadful battles
and if you can please write if only a few words. We hope you are safe but cannot feel that
you our [we?] never shall till you reach home. Your affectionate Sister Phebe C. Do,le?]

  1. This is probably a continuation of the previous letter, written by Meshach Larry to Phebe on December 18, 1862
December 21, 1862


Co. H, 17th Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME



From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To Note: 
Camp Pitcher

Transcription/Proofing Info

Kelly Baker
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2016

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