Camp Near on Rapahanoc river
September 14th AD 1863
Dear Brother
Now i take my Penn
In hand to inform
you a few lines to let
you know that we
Are all well at preasand
Hoping those few lines
may find you enjoyind
The same Blessing now
I will also Let you know
That i seen Brother Peter
And Cyrus Engle & Isaac
Bentz Last saturday they
Are all in good helths
Their Regiment went agross
The river yesterday morning
And i Expect they have
Hat a fight for we hard cano
nattering all day yesterday
[Page 2]
And we hat orders to keep
Ourselves ready to march
In a moments notice i
thought we got to play
Ball yesterday Bud they
Dident nead us it is all
quiet along the line to day
Bud we Exspect to get a great
Battle before very long Bud
Let it rib [1] i am about when
They Ball opens i mean i
am about in the rear
Daniel let me know how
Peter Deemer is geting along
And let us know what
you are working Daniel i
Let you know that i Caut
3 rebels this morning or i mean 3
Lise Brother Daniel let
me know where Mary A
Engle is now and let
us know all the news
About they Gals and boys
[Page 3]
This is the 3th letter that
I wrote to you and dident
get no answer yet Bud this
is the last if you Dont write
By this i must Come to
a Close By Senting my best
Respects to you all i hope
you may answer this as
Soon as it Comes to hand
From Your Affectionate Brother
John Boyer
To Brother Daniel Boyer
Write Soon
Direct yours to
John Boyer
Co A. 12th regt P.R.V.C.
Washington City

  1. rib = rip
September 14, 1863


Co. B, 190th PA Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


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


From State: 
From Note: 
Rappahannock River

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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