[1] My dear friend I
I take the present opportunity to inform
you that I am well at present hoping
these few lines may reach you the
same and futher I will tell you
that I am in the face of the enemy
there are rebels coming in every
morning some of them are barefooted
we are buisy at building forts in
front of Richmond I have heard
the bulets whistle there was a shell
fell close to me but it did not
burst Gingrich is well and
on picket today the rebels say that
if old abe is reelected we can
go home I have seen a great
many sights since I left the
is fair in the day time it is warm
and in the night it is cold I wonder
how it is up there I heard about
the draft in our Township and it was
fixed if I would have knew that
it could have been fixed they would
not have caut this boy I would like
to be up there and help to make
some fun and drink some cider
I suppose you have fine times we have
plenty of fun and hard work and
nothing to fuck fucking does not
bother a fellow in the army we
see mighty few women here
every thing looks desolate here no
house to be seen we tore down
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three here the corn is all destroyed
here I think I must bring my
scribling to a close for want of time
we must go on inspection so no
more at present write soon excuse
me for not writing oftener for I cant

Direct 203 Reg Co H P V
Washington D C

Amos Breneman
Yours Truly
Abraham Good

  1. ND, envelope postmarked October, 19 1864
November 19, 1864


Co. H, 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA



From State: 
District Of Columbia

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
September, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2012

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