[1] Feb 6 AD 1865

U S general Hospital
My dear friend
I take my pen in hand
to inform you that I
am not verry well at
present hoping these few
lines may find you in
a better state of health
but I am getting better
fast I had the yellow
janders and was verry sick
I was down in William
ton South Carolina with
the expidition and got
Sick there I tell you
there was a high time
there the weather was
warm and I hear my
corps has gone down again
we had awful storm
sometimes I thought the
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boat would fall
over and futher the weather
is not very cold here in
virgina we had a light
snow the other day but
today it is raining I
have it good here a good
bed and plenty to eat
and futher there were
two soldiers shot here
yesterday for decertian
& futher I have not
received that box but
I heard it is at division
head quaters and so I
get it when I get
to my Regiment
& I expect to go back
soon again and about
Gingrich & Brandt
I know nothing I
heard Gingrich was
at Fort Monroe I
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would like to see
him once again but
perhaps he is withe
the Regiment & about
the war I cant tell
you much & I think
I must stop for want
of news & write soon
and direct in this way
& then I will get
it no matter where
I am
U S general Hospital
Point of Rocks or 203 Reg
Co. H Washington
U S general Hospital
Point of Rocks or 203 Reg
PV Co H Washington
Amos Breneman
Yours Truly
A H Good
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since I have wrote
this I heard that 300
rebs and a capton
there where my Regiment
laid and they said the
war is soon over they
said old lee is verry
tired of it

  1. Written on U. S. Christian Commission stationary
February 6, 1865


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



From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
U.S. General Hospital

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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