[1] Hamton Hospital June 25th [1864] V.A.

Dear Father

I take this opertunity
to write to you to let you know how
I am getting along I am feeling as well
as ever my leg does not pain me enny as
long as I keep still it is a flesh wound
through the calf of my leg the ball
went Clean threw I expect to go to
new york evryday I am agoin to try
and get a furlough when I get thare
Horner is here some whare I have not seen
him since he left point of rock he is not
wounded very bad it is through the
fleshy part of the thy I dres and take
care of my leg myself then I can [???]
as well as I am a mind to it is doin
well as I ever saw a wound of the kind
get along we get good care taken
of us here good beds and a plenty to
eat it is pretty hot here and the
flies bother agood deal wee have
as coole a place as thare is in this
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country for a hospital it is on a
point of land between the James river
and the [sound?] just back of fort monro
thare is about forty five wounded men in
wards besides a large number of tents
thare is about two thousand in this hospital
besides as many more in the Cheaspeek
whitch is about half of a mile
from here thare is two rebs in this ward
one come in yesterday you must excuse
me for not writing enny more for
the flies bother so that it takes
most of the time to keep them of[f]
I dont no as you can read what
I have wrote when you write
direct your letters to Hamton
general Hospital Hamton
V.A. I have not received a letter
from home since we first went
to white house thare was a number
went to the regt but I never
got them

Alfred Holcomb

  1. Letter written on United States Christian Commission stationary
June 25, 1864


Co. F, 27th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Hampden County, MA


Residence (County): 
Hampden County, MA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Chesapeake Hospital


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Ken Gardner
Transcription Date: 
August, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2014

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