King Williams County
West Ponit May 27 [1863]
Dear Aunt Mary
I take my pen in hand to write a
few more lines we had a Chaplin but he
was only a nine months man so when we come
here he left us and now we have none at
the preasent time but I beleave that we have
got another one a coming his last name
was thayer from Salem. we lost a good
man when we lost him he tended right
up to his bissness while he was with us
I hope that we will get another as good
as one Edgar is well as usual and is
awaiting for his time to come home with
us he is with the other part of the Company
so I do not see hime very often I am a
going down their this afternoon to
see him and if he has got any word
to send home I will put it in here and
I guess that he has. we are all a getting
sick of this kind of buisness pretty fast
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But we have staid one quarter of our time
I am in hopes that I shall not have to
stay out here three years but I dont think
that I shall. I am a going to leave the
rest for Edga r give my love to all
inqiuring friends and to all of the folks
and recieve this from a friend
and a Nepfew
Edwin A. Lane
(P.S) Please to direct the same as ever
I am a going to put in a few lines to Father
to send me some paper and envelopes
good Bye

Edgar says that he has no
word to send to tell them that
he is well and send his love to
all of [them?] he says that he
shall write before long
Edwin A Lane

May 27, 1863


Co. H, 40th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Bristol County, MA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Aunt Mary”


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Prince William

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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