Camp near Fort Scott
Oct 30th /63
Dear Father. I have to
day recieved a letter from
you dated Oct 29th Saying
that you had ritten me two
letters and recieved no answer
I am sorry to say that I have
written you three letters and
none of them have been
answered I have written in
them espacialy to know
whether you have recieved
the twenty dollars which I
sent you the last pay day
I sent it by the commishoner
and have not herd from
it sinc for the last two
days the comunication has
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been cut off be tween
baltamore and Washington
I have though it verry strange
that the letters dont come
more regular some times
I recieve one that has been
three weeks comeing
We are yet in the same
plase I wrote you a letter
less then a week ago to
direct the box to Alaxandra
vergina and mencioned
what things I would like
to have you send
we shall soon be paid off
again and there is some
cloathing money come that
I dident draw I shal
get it this pay day
there is no danger but
the box will come direct
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some one has one evry
day pleas write and tell
me about the money for
I am ancious to here from
it I am in verry good health
trying to engoy my self the
best I can
a soldiers life is a ruf one
and a resky one but it
dont last always
hope you all are well
at home one day I expect to meet you
Yours in Haste
John P. Campbell

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October 30, 1863


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


Name Variant: 
“Dear father”
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


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From Note: 
Camp Near Fort Scott


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Madison McFarland
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2013

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