[1] Camp Near Rapodan
September the 7th
October /63
Dear father now i sit
Down to write a few
lines to you to Let you
Know that I am well
At preasand hoping these
Few lines may meed you
All in the same state
of good helth and i
will also let you know
That your Welcome Letter
Was received and was
Glad to heer from you
Again and was glad to
Hear that them 10 Dollars
Got home safe and we
Get paid now every two
Months and i intend
To sent you some money
Every time that we
Get Paid
[Page 2]
Dear father i Let you
Know that i received
A Letter from Brother
Peter last friday and
He is well at preasand
And i will also Let
you know that i and
John Goshart got an noshen
To reinlist again for 3 years
Or During the war they
Pay 400 and 2 Dollars
Bounty for to reonlist and
That is a good pile of
Money now let me know
What i shall Do i do
gust as you say i also wrote
A Letter to brother Daniel
And Dident get no answer yet of him
Tell him if he Dont
Write soon then i kick
His ass when i get home
And i am just the boy
That can Do it thats so
[Page 3]
Father i dont know any
War news at Preasand
It is all quiet along the
Line to Day we captured
A few rebels Last night
By this i must bring my
few Lines to a close
for i Dont know any news
at all Bud i hope you
May answer as soon as
You possibly can for i
Would Like to heer from
Home every week Goodby
Write soon
From Your Son
John Boyer

Direct your letter as same
as ushall
John .E. Goshart
Hand Writing

  1. Written by John Goshart
October 7, 1863


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


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


From State: 
From Note: 
Rapidan River

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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