Strasburg Va July 5th
Dear Wife
in haste I scrible a
few lines to you this morning
as we have been packing up
hook and line ready to start
this morning at 5 oclock,, You
no dout will [??] where we
are going,, But that is always
a mistry to soldiers there is
all kinds of [rumirs?] where
we are [bound?] for but none
of us knows we probley will
go to,, Richmond,, probley
to [???]field where [??]
[???????????] Cavalry [took?]
the Maryland home guards
Prisoners, But every one has
an opinion of his own in
refference to this I received
your letters last evening
[page 2]
one dated June 17th and the
other June 28th also one from
Tom and Maria Perhaps I done
Wrong in writing as I did to
you and Tom but it made me
most dam mad to hear how
you had been treated,, I hope
you will not stay there but do
as you please and I will put
up with it,, I feel as if I did
not care a dam what become
of me when I think of home
(if I must [???]) I got
a letter from J.R. Fell the
other day but it made
me grit my teeth when I
read it all though there was
nothing in it to make me mad
onley to think that he would
dare to write to me he will
get a line from me the
[page 3]
next time I stop I it would
be this side of Hell.. If not it
makes no difference my opinion
of him will be the same,, I was
in a passion when I wrote
so about not getting letters
But please excuse me, I forgot
to tell you I was well Bob
is tough and harty as a Buck
no danger about him [going?]
depend if any happens any
of the Fowler boys I will
let you know,, unless it
[page 4]
should be time,, you will never
know any thing about me so dont
ask again,, Tell mother that wet
dont hurt me, but I cant stand
hunger very well we have
to go hungry very often But
I can live if the Rest of the boys
can,, I must now bid you
good by take good care of
your self for my sake and
write often Bill Tell
P.S. Osborn did not go when
as soon as I expected he will take this

July 5, 1862


Co. D, 6th Ohio Cavalry
private; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Trumbull County, OH


Residence (County): 
Trumbull County, OH


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Kenneth Gardner
Transcription Date: 
February, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2016

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