January 24 /62
Edward Neare
Tennellytown [1]

Dear Frand
I take the Precend Opertunity
to inform A few Lines to you
to let you know that I am
Well at Precend and I Hope
this few Lines Will Find you
in the Same State of good
Health and I let you know
that I Received you Letter
today and I Was Glad to
here from you and Futher
I let Ben know that We
have got on Bat [2] March on
the 22. of this Mons [3] We have
[page 2]
Rainey wether for the four
last days the Mout [4] Was about
three inches Deeb and We Marched
about 12. twelve Miles from our
Camp [sons?] Wesd. aboud an
half Mile from Chain Bridge
Ware the fighd Was on the time
When We came to Washington
And We Will Soon get A Little
futher in the south and we
have. Eighd thousand Man in
our Brigade our genarel Waids [5]
for three More Righmends and
so soon as we have them we
Will March again to Bulls
Run or neard to that Place
and I never Believed that we
get into a fight but Now
eye Believe[f?] as we Will get
in an Scrape and that is
Water of My Mille and I
Let you know as we have
the finest times as ever I
[page 3]
Hat before I Was an
Solger We diden Drill
Last Weake a bid and this
Weake Nether We have
Nothing to do as to Eead
and to Sleep and Futher
I let you know that
We have Nice Rieffles
and good to the Weigh of it
is from Eleven to Twelve
Pounds and they Draw an Ball
A thousand yards and
that is a sing [6] fer the
Rebbles far to Blow him
Down and Futher I let you
know that I Never Was
Thiard of this Solgers Life
and sing [7] I never get tiard
of Becaus we have so good
times and Plenty to Ead
and to Drins and we have
good Clothing and houses
and good Bettings and
[page 4]
Who Would an be
an Solger and Now
I Must Bring My
Letter to an Cloths and
Excuse Me for My
Bat [8] Worideing and
Dont forget to Wright
soon Again So Mush
Alfred Fegely
Mr Alfred Fegeley
Camp Edward Nere
Funnellytown Company K
93d Ried Pennsyl Volunteers

and Dondt Put our
Captains Name any More
on an Letter because We
dond like him

  1. Tenleytown, northwest of Washington, D.C.
  2. Bat = bad
  3. Mons = Month
  4. Mout = mud
  5. Waits
  6. sing = thing
  7. sing = think?
  8. Bat = bad
January 24, 1862


Co. K, 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lebanon County, PA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Frand”


From State: 
District Of Columbia
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andy Myers
Transcription Date: 
September, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2013

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