Harrissons landing va
Dec 27. 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 not received any
letter from you since i wrote last
i have been looking for one. i have
received a letter from James Elliott
datted the tenth he was well i have
answered it. their was a murder near
heae a few days back a collored girl
stabed another she has been brough[t]
in and sent to headquarters for
examination. we have the news here
of the fall of savanna i hope it is
true i am glad to hear of the late
success gained by thomas. please
direct my letters with the letter
of my company so in case i should
leave here it would to to my
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company i have nothing to write
about we had a dull christmas
here our dinner consist
cheifly of cincinatta chicken or in
other words pork please tell
will that i am afraid i will
become baldheaded a diving after
beens in our soup i daresay he
will know what it means in
my last i sent for five dollars
i want twards getting my self
a pair of boots. we are quite
comfortable here we have every thing
and anything a soildier can expect i am
glad to hear of that call for a hundred
thousand more men please let me
know if you hear anthing of the boys
in the 188 and if so how they are
getting along. i have been looking around
here for the grave of reuben
dransfield ever since i have been
here but i cant find it
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theire is a good many graves in side
of the brestworks here but not a
single one has a head board to them
i am glad to see that the colonal
here is haveing a fence put up
around them. mcclenans brestworks
is still up i was out through then
the other day you can see camp
grounds as far as your eyes will
reach. we have had no cold weather
here yet of any acount time passes
over here verry fast with one i
have enough to do to keep acount
of the days of the week and month

i must now close please write
soon so no more at presant
from your affectionate
brother Arthur Martin

December 27, 1864


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


Name Variant: 
“dear brothers and sisters”


From State: 
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Transcription Date: 
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Michael Ellis
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