[1] Hamton Hospital V.A. July 2nd [1864]

Dear Friends at Home
I take this opertunity to write
a few lines to let you no how I
was getting along I am doing as
well as can be expected I have
had a little fever for a few days
back but have got rid of it now
I dont see enny chance to get away
from here very quick thare was
some agents here from Massachusetts
the other day looking up the sick
and wounded they said that they wer
agoin to try and get us home but
it will be some time before they get
around to it I would like to get away
from here it is so hot and the flies
almost eat a man up I never saw them
so thick in my life I have not received
a letter from home yet it is over
a month since I have had one from
home I have wrote one letter since
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I have ben here I should of wrote this
but I did not feel able when you write
direct your letters to Hamton Gen.
Hospital Hamton V.A.
I do not feel like writing enny
more now I do not no as you can
read what I have wrote

A Holcomb

  1. Letter written on United States Christian Commission stationary.
July 2, 1864


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


Name Variant: 
“Friends at Home”
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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