Williamton [1] March 7 1865
My dear friend
I take my pen in hand
to inform you that I am
well at present hoping
these few lines may find
you the same & futher
we are encamped near
williamton we chased
the rebs hot foot across
the cape fear River we
started at Fort fisher crosed
the River to smith ville
and came in the rear of fort
Anderson and took that
and crosed the River there
again and marched on to
williamton and fought
to the citty and the enemy
burned a bridge so we
had to stop for a few
hours but we got in
the rear of them about
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four oclock but to
late to capture them all
we fought all night and
captured their pontoon bridge
that was about nine miles
from williamton and cince
we have moved back
within About a half a mile
from the citty futher we
have plenty of everry thing
we captered a great many
things we got as mutch
tobaco as we could carry
and fucking is as plenty
as flies in Agust it is as
cheap as 25 cts a shot the
weather is warm and things
are begining to blosom and
things are getting green &
futher they talk of sending
this Regiment to Philladelphia
and I wish they would
they say they want us
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recruit for three years
but I cant see the
point I think I must
stop so no more I
suppose you heard that
they paroled our prisners
they pased us they looked
hard many of them were
direct 203 Reg P V Co
H Washington D C
24 Army corps
Amos Breneman
Abrm H Good

Daniel Daffer
write soon

  1. Wilmington, North Carolina
March 7, 1864


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



From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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