Brookvill, Md. Wen. moring sept
10th [1862]

i sit down to let yow no
that i am well and hope yow are the same
we are heare in a villiaage with human
Beings we belong to B Burnside and
he is here, i suppoes there is 200,000
Troops or nearly so within a mile or to i jest ben and
Got breabfast hot bread tea Labradoor
hearing Paid 25 ct. Pigs are runing
about the street, we are not aloud to git
them, but some them git caught we are
wating for rations i have not received
but three letters from you dated
Aug 27. sept 2. sept 4th i have sent yow
Letters, date. Aug 25. 26. 28. 27 31. sept 4.7.8
Troops are rushing in all Directions
it is hot hot hot here about 95 derg[rees]
Cool mights after ten.oclock, Chees
is 25 cts. a Pound, Poor at that i tould
you that we marched 7 miles it was 10 m[iles]
i wrote a letter Tusday which you
will not git til after yow git the
Wens night i Cose Close for to night
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we started ten miles this side of Washington from washington
Tusday about 7 oclock Arived at Brookvill
about 12 oclock, we expected
to march everey every hour, Wensday
at 3 oclock not moved yet i soppoes
you have received my wadges.
yow need not send eney stockings
for Pressent for i have got 2 Pair
and they fit well good shoes
Troops still moving through this
Place everyone is encoredge i have
just had some Ginger Bread and
Chees, a suttler has just Come on
with Cakes, and Chees hew sells it
for 20 cts a Pound but will
soon sell out, our rations have
just Come i never saw so many
men before, they say they ben coming
in sence saturday might, all the
Troops encamp with in a few miles
from heare wont we giv um some.
we have verey good warter heare. very
Poor in Va. and mudy
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Turs. moring The Letters we
writ Tusday we Put in the office
Gen. Burnsids Put a stop to for a
day or to Satarday 13th I sit dwn
to writ a fewe lines after a 2 hard
days march we started from brook
Brookville about sunrise thursday it was
a Cool day after several halts we
Arived at the distanc [o]f about 20 miles
about half Past five, it rainy we Got
wet some. Friday started about 8.oclock
Arived at New market, wated about
three hours for Troops to Pass and Baggess
half Past two oclock marched nearer see such
hot sun, went about 3 miles fell out
and rest Come up with them littell after
dark about a half hour behind withn
about 2 miles this side of Citty of Freddrick
the head Troop drove the rebels over
the brigge we expect they have gon
from the Citty. we expect to stopt in
the Citty Gaud Guard the City, i am well
as ever hop yow are the same. Good by. all
i must Git redy to march more soon

September 10, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


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

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