[1] Camp Bull Run Bridge
December 31th 1863
Dear father and mother
I take my penn in hand
to inform you a few lines
To Let you know that i
I am well at Preasand
Hoping those few lines
May find you all in
The same state of good
Hels and i received your
kind Letter and was glad
To heer that you are all
Well and i want to write
Every Day since Bud i Dident
Get no chance until this
Day Because i am on Duty
Most every Day we are
Guarding they Rail road
From manases to Bull run
Bridge and we have
Watch them Buchwackers
Day and night or else they
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would Destroy the rail road
They Wounded both of our Col.
A few weeks ago the Doctor
took Colenel Harding arm off
right away i am sorry for
our old Colenel i will also
Let you know that i received
A letter from Brother Peter
Hee states that he is enjoying
In good hels [2]and there are
Encamed at Culpeper and
Further i let you know
That our Boys are Reenlisting
Again Like forty their is
27 was sworn in yesterday
For 3 years or sooner shot
All of my company they
Is only a few left i and
John Goshart & Jacob Moyer
& a few others that Dident
Go mother was wandering
Weather we got enough to
Eat yes we get Plenty to ead
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and to Drink at
Preasand and got a bed
From soft boards we live
Gay now Dear father &
Mother i Dont know much
News at Presand So By this
I must come to close Bud
I hope to heer from you soon
Again excuse this Dirdy letter
Because they was too of our
Fellows fighting the wile i
Was writing this and they
Spild my ink and every
thing then at Last we
Took them apard so Dear
father & mother i sent
my Best respects to you
All so Good night and
Write as soon as you can
From your affectionate
Son John Boyer
To my
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Direct yours To
John Boyer
Co A. 12th Regt P.R.V.C.
Washington D.C.

John E Goshart
Hand Writing

  1. Written by John Goshart
  2. hels = health
December 31, 1863


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


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Bull Run Bridge


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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