Fort Richerdson June 14th /64
Dear Father I know sit down to
write yow a few lines to let you
know that I am well and in good
spirits for we have just been paid of
the pay master come here to day
paid us too months pay I got this time
twenty seven dollars and farty cents
I now kneed a few articals to keep
looking deacent around here it is diffrent
here then at the front I have sent
forty dallars home by the commishoner
twenty of the last pay and twenty of
this I will send the check in this letter
when you get it write
I wish the pay master would come
evry day when the brings his trunk
We have to turn out evry night
now at three and man the guns
thay are more scared here them at
the front thay used to let us sleep there
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once and a while for a change
we have good news from the front now
it is generaly thought amongst the
troops that grant is a brick and he
showes him self one we have had a
verry warm spell of wether here for a
week back I wrote to yow a few days
ago to write and let me know about
that watch if it was sent and lost
I ought to have the check it is more
then six week s sinc I have herd
from yow but I supose you are
buisy and cant get time to write
please send the check for the
watch please write soon
Yours in Haste
John P. Campbell
Good By

June 14, 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: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Fort Richardson


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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