Camp Bary Feb 20th
Dear Father I now sit
down to write you a few lines
to let you know that I am well
and recieved your letter but
a few days sinc was glad to
here from you and from
home we are expecting to leave
here before long but we
may not there has been some
talk of it the pay master
come to day and paid us
two months pay we dident
much expect it before
march but we are glad to
get it when we can I would
like to send home twenty
five dollars this time but
I cant verry well there was
one red blanket charged to
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me that I lost on drill
two dollars was taken out
of my pay far that it is the
first charge and I mean
it shal be the last
we all gave one dallar for
the time new years that
was foolish but we wanted
a time and we had one
the [aretely?] forwarded the
money and and we pay him
paday I shall have to have
my boots taped soon that
will take some more of it
five dallars dont go far
out here I will send
twenty this time by express
the first opertunity
we have had a spell of
verry cold weather here
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it is some what milder
now you must excuse
me for this time if my letter
is shart far I havent
much time
Write soon
give my love to all
so good by

Yours in haste
J. P. Campbell

Write soon
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Mariama of Robinth parts
John P Cambell

February 20, 1864


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


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


From State: 
District Of Columbia
From Note: 
Camp Barry


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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