Washington Nov 18th 1863
Camp Barry
Dear friends I know sit down
to write a few lines to you
to let you know that I am
well and recieved your
kind letter dated Nov 9th
I was verry glad to here from
home and glad to know
that you got the money for
I was a little ancious
I dident get the box till last -
night I was verry much pleased
with it the Boots fit verry
well and like them. but the
other things that was in the box
was verry nice I couldent
help noticeing how nice the
box was packed and how
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knice evry thing was in
it the little bag of butter nuts
was so knice that sissy
sent and the little apple
which grew on my tree
that she dun up so nice
I shall keep it to rememb
her by I wish I could send
her some thing in place
and mothers ginger bread
wasant verry slow
I dident hardly know
what it was I hadent
seen any for som long
I recieved theme all as tokens
of your kindness I thenk
you for it you wrote in your
last letter that if there was
ay thing that I kneeded
to lend and you would
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try to get it to me I dont
now of any thing now that
I need we got our new
pants and jackets last
week trimed in red thay
look nice and the drivers
got a I kind of an out side
soot for cleaning the horse
in and we have two red
blankets that we put under
the sadles and we sleep
under theme nights fore
men stay in each there
is fore drivers in our tent
so that we sleep verry comfortable
nighs but not so nice as in a
fether bed I should like to have
you see my ponies and see
them work we dril fore noons
with the horses and after
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with out I like out here verry
well so fare but dont now
how long I shall I must
hope fore the best and prepare
fore the worse our monthley
pay we havent got it yet
nor dont now when we
shal we expected to get it
be fore now when we get
it I shal send it home
fore I dont want much
money out here if I want
any I can send home fore
some I dont thing of
any more of importdnce
now Give my love
to all Yours
John P Campbell
write soon fore I like to here
from home

November 18, 1863


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


Name Variant: 
"Dear friends"
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


From State: 
District Of Columbia
From Note: 
Camp Barry


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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