[1] Camp Casey Arlington Hights Aug 27th [1862]
Deare wife heare i be in oald Va
Just come from dinner Peae suup
we can heare firring at distance
a Battle i think we hav had orders
move thare taken [2] down tents so i must
stop. Aug 28 thursday moring we have
mouaved a bout one mile Piched our tent
Larst night had meat soft bread & Coffee
and a Pie which i bought for six cts
a bought big as a teae Plate
we are a bout one mile abouve foart
Albany in Va. we have camped
in a clover field right back of
some boushes it is hot and dry here
[page 2]
we have Just got our Pants we got our caps
yesterday we had all to take caps
my Pant are to Long i want you
cut them of after i go ba[ck?] Vo H
was on guard from 9 oclock yesterday
to 9 oclock day i was on from 10 to 12
yesterday Last night 11. to 1 and 5 to 7
this moring we ar all in sighht
of the Capitol a bout 4 miles i should
licke boiled diner or shell beans
rigemients coming in and going our
one went from the other side
street a bout 11 oclock Last night
and a one a bout a quter of
mile of and one is camping there.
to day Campes are all about heare
i have Just ben to
wash in the brook about half
mile of[f] i Left my shirt to wash for
which i hav 5 cts i sent from
camp stanton my shirts with John
Rockmon you mist Part of the expences
i give Bartlett $ 8 dollars
[page 3]
i tould he mit thake it for few
days if he does not Pay you you
you take it in goods i doint no of
enithing i want but quart of that
hop Beer with molassess in that
Beer will be good next spring
do not wast it you will not sufer
for i send you a $ 100 dollars you
Can git you New dress i should
Lick to run in to see you all a little
while but being a bout 450 miles
it would take most all night i sent a
Letter 25 . 26 i have not had the
head ack but once that was shen
went from Jersey Citty to
Philiadelpha i got well so
i eat a good supper i have ben well
all the time ho[w] is mother and all
the rest the folks i seppous the
Baby gros fat i hope we shall
stay heare a spell it seems more
Licke home then eney Place that
i hve been the sun in
about the right Place
[page 4]
i doint no of ening thing
more now i soppoes Lester
and Alty Play horse as much
as ever i have good boys in the tent
me Bill Pick L Pratt gardner Chapman
Jim Pratt
Good by Lester Alty winey [3] wife
and all

Derict your Letters Washington
D. C. 35 reg M. V. C. H
Care fo B F Pratt

i dont when shall git minture [4]
taken now thaer is no Place heare

  1. Patriotic illustration at top of page
  2. thare taken = they’re taking
  3. Winny, his youngest son
  4. a small, cased photograph
August 27, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Casey


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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