Harrison Landing July 7 62
Dear Brother,
I received your letter last
night. we are in the same place and
shall stay here sometime as our ranks are
much diminished by the late march. In
answer to your inquiry as to what I
get to eat I will try and give you the
bill of far.
Bill of Fare
Coffee & Hard Crackers
Baked Beans
1 of these aritcles each day
Boiled Salt Beef
Fresh Meat Soup
Stewed Beans
Boiled Rice & Molasses
Tea & Crackers
Apple sauce once
A week

This day after day and month after month
is almost disgusting and a box from home is
a great treat. Anything in the eatable will
be very acceptable also a little whiskey to
prevent colds and chills as the weather is
very changeable and our only protection
is a thin cotton tent also a few lemons
send it as soon as possible as I shall
get it now but if you delay we may move
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in which case I shall not get it for
a month or two. Send the check in a
letter so that I can get the box as soon
as it arrives. Our troops and arms was
reviewed yesterday by Gen McClellen.
I got the papers you sent last week
Give my love to all Write on recipe of this
From your brother
Jere Downes.

July 7, 1862


Co. D, 11th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Brother”


From State: 
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Elizabeth Stoyeff
Transcription Date: 
February, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2015

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