Jenury the 26 1863
my Beloved father i take my
pen in hand to in form you
thed i ante well yet But
i saug [1] i feel a lidel Beter
to Day i let you know that
i have head ake and my stom
mag is out order and that maks
a kind of a [fuer?] my tung
dond looks good But i and [2] in
the hors Bitle and i let you
know that i resievid your
well com leter the 26 of dis month
and i wase werrey clat to see
that you are all well and i
wase clad that you did ride so sune
a gain and i led you know
that the money is scars
just now but i have a
lidel yet Johnathen Boyer
[page 2]
and i led you know
that we cand use them
shinblasters here them gover
ment Bills them i can use
and som som taks
silver to and i led you
know that we will get more
Close Before long But i
woud reather have money
then Close But i think
the money will com
werrey [?]ay so no more
at Bressent
my Beloved mother i
Cent my Best respect
to you and i let you know
that sins i am sick i
think werry much at home
Because the useach is werrey
poor her for a sick man here
and that makes mey think
[page 3]
make mey think at home
But i think the all mgty god
and Dond for get and Bray for mey
and i will Du the same
and he will help ous i
will Du Beter then ever i did
Before we auth to Bray to god
wis all our hard
my Be lovd Brother iwrite
Dis few lins to you and let you know
that i wasw clad for your
few lins and let mey know
how you would like to be
a scolcher i wish you
would Be here and go thru
the fyer magens wis ous
so much for you my Brother
my Beloved Brother Johney
i wase werrey Clad
for them few lins
[Page 4]
and Dond for get and
ride a gain and ride mey
all the news
My Brother Johnney
Direct your
leters as Before
so no more at Bresent
My Beloved Frands
Bray for Mey
And rite as sun
as Dis Coms
to your hand
Johnathen Boyer

  1. saug = think?
  2. and = aint
January 26, 1862


Co. I, 173rd PA Infantry (drafted militia)
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Father”
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA
Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA
Name Variant: 
“Dear Brother”
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
September, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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