Aug 20 Camp Stanton Linfield [1862]
Dear wife i Sit down to write you a
few lines to let you no that i am well
Some of the boys are not verey well but
will stend to there duty wee Shall have
our uniforms to day i expect the[y] talk
that our regiment is going to march to
Linn to day i do not think we Shall
move from our Camo for three or four
days wee was mistered in the 35 rege
yesterday at 12 ½ o clock 18 of us was
detailed on guard yesterday to stand
reday to be called upon for 24 hours i was
on from 10 to 12 and 4 to 6 o clock
from 4 to 6 tow of us stood the end of
Porch of the big bulding at the entrance
one man come tow us tite and said
he must go on wee said not without
Pass but he b[r]oke guard i caught by the
arms and held till the officiers got
hold of him
[page 2]
they caried him in
to the guard house he jumped
out the window cairied
him in again jumped out
again carried him in tied
him we had ourders
to charge if he caime again
i want to no which way
the wind is our in green
Street Jhon Chorthel is
heare J. Henery is
Sick he told me about
Father Chorethell he did not
expect see him again
Lester and Alty how
do you licke your Letters
and horse keep up good
courage wife i do wee
Shall send home our
things as soon as we can
[page 3]
i have just got my
things the express just
Left them 8 oclock you
Can write as soon as you
git this have you got
your wood i had forgot
that i had got the back
good by
James Pratt

10 oclock we have Just come
in from drill we Shall
have our Bounty to day
i Shall send it home the
first chance i have
i hav ben eatting Cake & Chese
we Shall no go linn to day
i inclose in this Letter $25.00

August 20, 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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