[date obscured, April 1863] Whinchester Ky
No 33

Dear Wife
I think you will Git sick of so
Many letters I had a Chance write and I am well
As usal. there was thunder And lighting Larst
NiGht but not very neare the Season
Heare is very late but one mounth ahead
of Mass the trees are leaving out and the Peach
trees have Ben Leaved Blossemed this ten days
And Gl[ar?]in has Got up some inches very high It
hase ben very warm For two or three days
it is Cloudey and Cooler this Moring the
Slaves Bring in things to Sell. there Masters Send
them Chikens roasted Chiken Pies Cakes and s[???]th
the Chiken Pie we bought for 80 ct four of us
Was Baked in a i[r]on Pan about the size of your
Largest Stove Pan they are very Good Cooks
Heare in. Ky. we not had to worke very hard
We have not drilled but veary little not muirish
Ghurd. we had very Good time But after all doint you
think we rather Be at home I think I
Should not know Winey If i Should See him
[page 2]
the slave holders are on Both sides they
Call them Selfs union But are not in in favor of
Lincolns Procklamations but I think more
In favor of the South then North
P Pies are very Plenty to sell to day Custards
For 12 ct but very thin Apple Pies for 5 cts turnovers
you Need not think Eny thing about sending
A Box we Canot tell where we Shall Be there is
Be Noting I Shall want for Presant you
ask where I Lost knapsack I Lost it in
Cincinnatia we Stacked our arms in one
Of the Prinsipals Streets Left our knapsack
With them with a Guard over them But
When we Cone Back from Suppur we had
In the Market hosue they was Gone mine
And Mr Gold Thear Gh Goldthwaits
they wer Close to Ghather we took some that
Lay there but one of the Co Clamed his and he did
Not have Eny thing not Even to Blankets
I Expect mine Belongs to one of the Co. which
Has not Come up
[page 3]
If he Come up know and Clames them I shall
New to Git New ones which would take Serval weeks
I Should have to Blanket with Lone till
I Got them I have Got Better Blankets
I dow not think he will Come he will
If does will Lose his Pay the shirt is a Poor
thing the tent wa[s] as Good as mine. they do not
have Markets heare as they do is Mass. twice a
Week you do not see Eny Broker Carts
My Boot were very well I have wore them
All the time they are Good as New. they ride
hors Back il in Carryalls and Buggy Chays
the hogs run all round they Go all over
the Camp but we are not alowed to kill
And we had so much to Eate we doint want
Them we Started from Pitsburg Pen. sunday
29th About 12 Oclock at noon the Cars stopd
Several times for wood and warter about
12 Oclock that night and Coffee Brought
in to Cars I do not no the nane of the Place
At. four Clock we Coffee and Soda Crakers
[page 4]
I the Citty of Clumbus Ohio. Pearad
For us By the Citterens we Stoped nex moring
At the City reand x z n i A about 7 oclock
on the outside of the City there happned to Be
A little run of[f] warter and we washed
Ourselfs I had not washed Sence I Left
New Port news we Started from Baltmore
Friday night in Box Cars it snowed all
Day Saturday we had to have the door open
to see Eny thing as there was no windoes
But when we arived in. Pitsburgh it
Was Plesant and very little snow and
Beyound none. we had Good Passegers Cars
From Pitsburgh to Cincinnatia. the rest
of the way Box Cars very much Crweded
40 in a Car with all our things. I must Cloes
this foolish Letter it has Ben rainy all d[a]y
A kiss for all Good By
Write soon as you Git the money 40.00
From your Ever true James Pratt

Date Note: 
April 1863


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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