Camp Stanton Aug 18th [1862]
Deare wife we had a very good
home coming heare to day i had
Broild Liver for diner i sent by
bricknell express a box of Letters
for Lester and a horse for Alty [1] i want
Lester to learne them if you did not
git them you must Sind for them
all paid for wee hav got Larg bell
Tents i wnat to no how you are
giting a long i hav bought a neck
tie black cost one $1.00 and a roll
wee had presented to us havolocks [2]
Cotton neddles theared Buttons and
Testament but i did not take onley
the havolock and tesament
Aug 19 wee are all well this morning
wee Slept verry well larst night
we expect to go Thursday we expect
to gi our uniforms to day i hop
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it wont be long before i
shall be with you no one noes
what its part with thoes we love
but thoes that done the same
whearever i be i Shall think of my
family if thoes little ones for which
i go to fight for and in name
god i hope i Shall see the stars
and Stripes wave in every State
i hope i shall do my dutty
at all times you had better not
write till you heare from me
a gain i want you to ask all
the Questions you can think of
when i git in washington
i will tell the boys what i
see do not worey a bout me
for i Shall Look out for number
one god bless you all
good by James Pratt

  1. His two young sons
  2. A havelock is a white cloth covering for a military cap with a flap in the back to protect the neck from the sun
August 18, 1862


Co. H, 35th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Edwin M. Stanton


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Rachel Flynn
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2014

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