Camp near Culpeper 1864
Dear father I sat down to feb the 28
drop a few lines to inform
you that I Received my Box
on the 16th all safe and I was
very clad for it evry thing is
good and that is a very nice
hankerchief that you sent to
me the Box was a little Broken
But there was nothing taken
out I have plenty to eat now
for a while I also let you know
that we had a great Cavalry
Review in Strausburg about three
miles from Culpepper they had
a great time But I was not
there I lent my horse to another
man and I stayed in camp
there was a great menny cavalry
there and a great menny
generals But I think we will
have some Reviews with the
Rebel before long I think we will
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have hard fighting to do this
summer But I think still we
can wip the Rebels we have
a biger army this summer then
ever before and it seems as if they
rebel army was getting weaker
evry day I also saw in the
new paper that another draft
is to be made in march
on our side and futher I
let you know the weather is
very cold I also let you know
that I wrote for a very nice Picture
of our company were all our
Battles are on that we [B?]
Regiment was in yet it is
a very large picture I will sent
it home as soon as I get it
the [???] is a little
at present I must soon
Bring my few lines to
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a close for this time write
soon and let me know
how you are getting along at
home I am well hopeing
you and all the rest
are the same I give my Best
respect you and all the rest
from your son Peter Boyer
to my father Peter Boyer

  1. Written by John E. Goshard
February 28, 1864


Co. C, 17th PA Cavalry (162nd PA Vo.)
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Father”
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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