Harrissons landing va
feb 19. 1864
Dear sisters and brothers
i now take the
pleasure of writing a few lines to
you hoping they may find you
all well as they leave me at
presant. i have just received your
kind and wellcome letter datted
the 13th and was glad to hear
from you. i have received that
paper and envellopes and news
paper. i am sorry to hear that
bill dawson was killed. Bert Cerny
has gone home on a fifteen day furlogh
there is thirteen of us here from
our regiment there is no chance
of me getting my certifcivat as
it should be signed by my
captain and Chornal i have
just come from fort pow[hatton?]
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i was there two days on pass to
see some boys in my company.
the new ironsides went down the
river last night and laid of[f]
pwhattain over night she got
aground of [f] here yesterday she
got aground when she was a
going up the river to. i have
not heard from my company
lately it is a nice day here
i will now close till morning
as the mail does not leave
till then feb 20. it is a nice
morning here i have nothing much
to write about a squadron of the
3rd Penna cavelry went out here on
a scout the other day was ther
aney from upland reenlisted
in that regiment. there was
a good maney troops went
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up the river yesterday to
see the elufant i most now
close. please write soon. so
no more at presant from
your afectionate brother
Arthur Martin

February 19, 1864


Co. G, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Name Variant: 
“dear brothers and sisters”


From State: 
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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
November, 2014
Michael Ellis
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