April 1st 1863
Dear Brother [1] I take
my pen in hand to
let you know that
I am well at present
Hoping these few lines
will find you in
the same state of
health futher I let
you know that I
seen Philip resler and
Levi Bux and I
would like to know
what you are working
at and how the times
are at home and
where you are going to
see the girls and let
me know in what
Regment Jacob Eckart
Moyer listed in and
[Page 2]
wether it is true
that they fetched him
and john gushard and
I would like to know
wether polk is at
home yet and I am
sory to hear that he
run off I think he
ought to stuck like
we did tell him and
let me know who
goes to see sarah Leama
and let me know the
truth I dident get
no letter for over six
weeks from her and
try and get me one
till I come home if
that is nothing any
more try and get
sarah watsan if she
is not promised yet
[Page 3]
and if you cant get
her ask Lonseda engle
and tell her that
I am good boy since
I am out here I have
mastash a half an
inch long the whiskers
I hat to cut off
they were that long
they hung down on
my feet and if
I cant do nothing
there I am going
to run opposition
against polk with
polly [?] and
send me all the news
and tell where all
the boys go to see the
girls and wether
deamer is at
hughtering this winter
[Page 4]
and how charry is
getting along wether
he is well and tell
Cyrus to forgive me
for not writin I
had a letter wrote
dident get it off
and tell my father
to write me a letter
once he dident write
to me since I am out
here wether he has the
old team yet
I must now come
to a close write soon
and dont forget to
Daniel Boyer

  1. This letter may be directed to brother John
April 1, 1863


Co. I, 122nd PA Infantry (a nine-month regiment)
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


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


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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