Camp Distrabution Va
June 27th /63
Dear brother
it is with pleasure that
I seat my self to converse with you thrue
the dull medium of the pen though I hope
the time will come when we can converse fase
to fase. the weather is warm but cloudy and
midling wet and I am here in the old
Camp about 5 miles from Washington
not doing one thing and you are at home
and have that much to do that you do
not know which to do first but hope
you are a good Boy Oh! Excuse me for
calling you a Boy I will not do it again
I spoke before I thought. Well Mr. Washington
exppect that you are a making the girls
come rite down to it bottom & no bottom
I have not heard from the Regt since the
Battle and I think the time verry long
to hear I expect though their is some of
the Boys that I will never see but I hope
I will bee disappointed and meet them
all soon for here in this Old Camp
I do not hope to stay but still We have
verry good times
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Well George I expect that again this reaches
you their will bee a great many drafted in
my old neighborhood but for my part
that is just what I would like to hear
of for their is some men that ought to
be in the services of their Country and
I hope they will get drafted. I want you
to write me a letter and give me all
the news for I would like to read a
letter from my Brother this leaves me
well and I hope it will find the Friends
all enjoying the same blessings so I will
for a time your Brother
Eli Barrick
Write when convenient

Mother I had one of the nicest likeness
cased with my likeness in it a standing
in that you ever saw that I was a going
to send to you and the sabbath morning
that We left (the day of the battle) I could
not take it along and so give it to
Mrs Cook’s Son to by [??] do [his?] Mother [1]
to keep till I come back and I dont no
wether I will ever be back so verry
likely it will bee [????]
Eli Barrick

  1. Damage
June 27, 1863


Co. F, 126th Ohio Infantry
private; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Carroll County, OH



From State: 
From Note: 
Camp Distribution


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Brenna Womer
Transcription Date: 
May, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2016

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