[1] Camp Near Fair fax
Seminary July 5th
Friend William I
recieved a letter from yow.
yester day dated June 28th and
to day I thought that I would
try to write you an answer
I am well and harty it is
sunday with us to day in Camp
there is but little stur in this
part of the cuntry old mead is
giveing them fits in pensylvana
papers talk verry incurage
ing now lee took one step two
long this time t he war is
pretty near knocked in the head
the boys think old lee has
got a boy on his truck that
will drive him in to the
well house if he dont lookout
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it was reparted last night
that lee had shot him self
and that mead was wounded
in the arm lee has got good
grit but we are taikeing some
of it out of him. when
he trys to retreat he wont
find the road all clear three
thousand Cavelery went down
to snigers gap the other day
to gard it and not let him
through he may get out of
it yet but he has got some
thing to doy but when this
crewel war is over we will all
meet once mare it isent near
as warm out Here as I thought
it would be. I have seen the
wether warmer this month at
home then it is out here
Well Wm I think you would
like to looke at some of the
[page 3]
forts out here for the fun
of it. thay look rather ugly
there is any quantaty of them
in the defences of washing
ton we have got good brest
works to fight behind now
thay have had us out three
nights all redy for them
we recieved orders to hitsh up
evry morning at three ocloock
but that is played out now
Gen Mosbays head quarters is
at fair fax cort hous there
is nothing there that we want
our forces held it for a fiteing
grown for hooker
but the rebs are looseing
strenght evry day the pris--
oners that we take tell a hard
taile thay say that thay dont
get more then half enough
to eat and a good meny
[page 4]
dont have any shoes to
ware but it is there one
falt it will lerne some
of them to respect uncle
sam I dont believe that
gray backs can crow over
us much when the thing
is settled well william
You must tell me all
about those Medfield ducks
it is seldom that we
see a girl out here and
when we doe see one we
have to take a good look
so that it will last till
we see an other one. you
know Give my love to
all and take care of your
self Yours in haste
J. P. Campbell Flurish

  1. Patriotic image in upper left of page
July 5, 1863


Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
private; first sergeant
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


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Madison McFarland
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013
M. Ellis
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