Washington may 10
Dear whi[ve?] I now Sit 1861
Down to Let you know how I get a
Long I am as well as usels But monney
is carse But I Dont Suppose you
have alot more than you want
[I?] Should Like to hear From you as
soon yu Can write I Should Like
To See the Children and all the
Folks at home wee Dril moring
and night now. By the time the
there months are out I Shall
Bee a good Soldier There is a
Hospittal in the Capitol For the
Sik I have Been In the wite house
To See old Abe I Should Like to
have you here to See things thare
are In the Capitol Ten thousand
Trops Cle[??] F[rom?] th[??] [at?]side
I have got the Canker in my
mouth a Little I Should Like
Some good [????] none he[??]
[page 2]
[I?] will now close hoping that
you will write as Soon as you can
give my love to Father and
mother . and Frank tell them
that I think of them often
give my Love to ant nelson
But Dinner Is most Ready
So good Day
From youre husband
Joseph Barlow
Diret to Cptn Barlet
Copi A. 8 Reg

May 10, 1861


Co. A, 8th Massachusetts Infantry; Co. I, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry
private; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


From State: 
District Of Columbia


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
December, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2014

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