Camp Delaware Wednesday Oct 1st /61

Dear wife
I take the oportunity
of wrighting you a few lines
to inform you that I am
yet well and harty and
I hope these few lines will
find you the Same It seems
as though it was all most
impossbile for me to get to
hear from you we are in our
Second Camp now we got
here yesterday at noon and
we leave to morrow morning
for camp chase Bart has just
returned from Columbus and
he shoed me his Commision
as Second Lieutenant
he said that we would
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leave Camp Chase day after
to morrow for the regiment
that is at louisville Cantucky
the are going to husel us
right through we will receive
our clothing and advance pay
at Camp Chase I rote to you
last friday and likewise last
tuesday and i sent them both
up by Enoch Frisby if you
dont get them before you get
this you had better send william
walles over to Frisbys and get
them I rote to you in the
last one to right to me and
direct to Dellaware but if
you hant sent any there
I am glad for i wont get
it I am verry ancious to
hear from you but i suppose
I cant til i get to the
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regiment so you may as
soon as you get this right
to me and Direct to me
in this way William Culbertson
38th Regiment O V u S A
in care of Captin Newman
I want you to right me
a great big letter and right
all the paticulers if i find
out that we will be detained
Sevrel days at camp chase i
will let you know i will right
to you so that you will git
a letter from me evry week and
i want to hear from you evry
week you hardly know how
much good it would do me to
hear from you i want you to
right evry thing you can think
of and when you cant think
of any thing more let some of
the rest right i want you to
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right and let me know
how many was drafted to day
in bridgewater township and
who the ware there was 44 Drafted
in this County Delaware to day
I thought we had got in a
hard camp when we got to
toledo but that was nothing to
this camp but still i dont
complain I expected to see hard
times but as long as i keep my
health and have enough to eat
as i have so far i will get along
I will right to you just before
we leave camp chase I will have
to bring my letter to a close for
i have rote the sheet most over
Kiss the Children for me and tell
them to be good children So
good by for this time yours truly
from william Culbertson to Julina Culbertson

October 1, 1862


Company H, 38th Ohio Infantry
corporal; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Williams County, OH


Residence (County): 
Williams County, OH


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Delaware


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To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2010

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