Camp [Viele?] February 6 1863
I will rite in a few day
Dear Wife
I inform you by these few lines that I
did not receive a letter from you since
Mrs Lingle wrote and Sent with Lingles
Letter and I have wondered what is the
Reason you dont get som person to write
For you and let me know how you
are and Cortilia dont wash and do hevy
work until you are right well and
then take care that you dont catch
cold for if your breasts get Sore that
is such a bad thing and Cortilia if your
Shoes or the childrens tare Send them to
Runkels and get them mended before
they are tore So much and if Sonny is
A good boy and many can play with
[paper torn] Cortilia I would not begin
[paper torn] for if you use it that way, it
[paper torn] have it Cortilia write to
[paper torn] know if it is as big a
[paper torn] when he was a baby
[paper torn] like to see the babe
[page 2]
And you both Cortilia write to me
And let me know if you got that letter
with the finger ring in it I
sent you one in a letter that we make
here in camp and I have a ring for
Sonny and one for mary and something
for Ida that I would like to send to
you for the children if I would know
that you would get them but write
if moses Early Sent you that draft
that I sent along with him and if
you got that ring and let me
know I have something nice for them all
three and when I here that you got
your ring then I will send them and put
there names on their that each can [paper is torn]
them Cortilia I must close an [paper is torn]
I will write soon again I [paper is torn]
as soon as you get that [paper is torn]
home send it to me [paper is torn]
will send it you I [paper is torn]
a few days again [paper is torn]
Receive this Cortilia I [paper is torn]
I could talk to you [paper is torn]
a person good night [paper is torn]

February 6, 1863


Co. C, 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry (drafted militia)
Residence (County): 
Lebanon County, PA


Residence (County): 
Lebanon County, PA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp "Viele?"


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Barbara Anderson
Transcription Date: 
February, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2015

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