No 23 Pleasant Vallay Oct 19th 1[8]62

Deare Wife Sunday moring It is Pleasant
Warm day I Writ to let you no that I
Am well hop this will find you the
Same I was on Guard again Larst night
And shall have rest to day It seems a
Long while sence I Left home sence I
Partted with you And thoes little ones
Little did think then It whould be So
Long before I Should see them Inacent
Children I thought I should have a
Fourlogh a Ghain but I did not I hope
It will not be Long before this war will
Closed I think that time will Come
before Next May God Grant It may be
Sooner It seem to be the thoughts
of Peopple heare What do they think
In Weymouth I soppoes folks think
We have high times heare out of the
Sight there falilys Familys but I
Do not see many very smilling
Faces there thoughts are one there Pleasant
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We have Left our Ploughts our work shops
Our, Wifes, our. Children., Deare,
With harts to full, with for utrence
With but a sillint Feare
you may think that I have Gone
home sick I have not. there was a
Prayr meetting here the other night
They all Prayed that the war might
brought to a Close and rturn to our
Homes. Sunday Eveing we was Called out
To Go After Straw to Put in our tents we went
to a numbers of hushes but did not Git eney
We Lay very Comtable in our tents I.
Think I Shall Sleep to night I did not
Sleep much Larst night the Grand rounds
Came round Larst night when I was on
Guard Larst night at 12 oclock to try the
us the Offcers one of the day and others
they Come Pocking a Long and I Say Who
Comes there they Say Grand rounds
I Say halt Grand Advance Sargaant
of the Gra rounds and Give the Count sign
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he Advances I Put the Poinet of
Bayonet betwen him and me he
then Give to me which was mourgue I then turn
owtward from Caamp Prssent Arms
and Say Ad vance Grands rounds they then Go
Next Post and so on, they had a meeting
heare to day I did not Go. I Expected
a letter Satturday night but did not
I Expect Git one When the Capt Comes
We Expected him to day Send A M
My under Shirt soon as you Can
My funds are rather Low 5 cts th
Sutlers Chees Look Good and was
Good but I was no use I dint
No when Shall Git ow our Pay
heare but Longer the tl time mor
Pay Wensday 22th I Recevied your
Letter Larst night Right Glad to
I began to think I want to have eney
More your 7th I Got the 11th your 4th I. Got 15th
With the Freemans Did you Git my
5th 8th which Acount of my Moving

October 19, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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