Potomac Station Va
March 27th 1863
Yours of the 18th was
Read last evening. As I manages
to slip drill to day I will write
you. All goes about as usual here
Rain & mud in abundance you may
have good mud but I never saw
mud unitll I came into Va
I saw Governer Curtin last
evening he passed by our camp he is
Reviewing the Pa. troops. Rob got a
letter from Hugh last night he
says Charley was well and on picket
as well as himself Cale is sick
he asked me to write to his wife and
I done so (ran [??] I did not not talk
of love to her) I promised to write
to her again if he should be any worse
he is better now will soon be around
[page 2]
again he was up yestarday please
tell Eleck as soon as you get this
that he is better. Oliver is still
fishing Job Biggin Returned to
his Co on the 23rd he looks well
but complains of his ankle he cannot
ride. Every Preparation is being made
to move forward at the earliest possible
moment All wagons are to be turned
over not one will be allowed to a Regt.
(by a late order) All xtra bagga[ge] must
be sent back before a forward movement
is commenced for then it cannot
be done,, We are to be payed off this
month, I will send you $90.00 or $100.00
this payment. Some talk of changing
the letters of the Co in our Regt. in order
to letter those new co.. Capt. Says he
will [prestes?] against it but the Col.
will try to do it I am afraid if he does
it will distroy all our [??]pendence
for a while at least and Co books &c.
the Col. will do any thing to spite the officers
& men
[page 3]
How are the sick, you never said
any thing them this time. I never
knew who Bernard was untill Job
came back you wrote he bought the
Howley farm but I did not think I knew
the man
N.B. I cannot write to day
so it is no use to try so I will wind
up this thing and will try and do
better in future
I Remain Your
With Respect
Sergt. Fell
Oscar, Paul, Clifford
Wm Tell &c. &c.

March 27, 1863


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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