[1] Camp at Bull Run Va
March 17th 18[6]4
Dear Father and mother
I take my penn in
Hand to inform you that
I am well at preasand
Hoping my few lines may
Find you all in the same
State of good health futher
I let you know that i
Received your kind and
Welcome letter yesterday
Evening and i was glad
To heer of youns once again
Futher i seen in the paper
That they are going to make
Another Draft in april
I also rote a letter to brother
Cyrus Some time ago and
Dident Receive no answer
From him yet now tell
[Page 2]
Cyrus if he Dont rite me
a letter soon and i happen
To meet him once again
Then i give him some ear
figs i also let you know
that i received a letter of
Brother Peter he is getting
along fine so he stade and
We have fine times here
all this winder Plenty to
Eat and Drink and fun
Plenty futher our veterans are
All back again There is
100 and fifty Re inlisted men
In our regiment and i
Also let you know that
We exspect to get paid off
in this months and you
State it is ruff times on
Pocked books now as soon
as we receive our pay
Then i will send you
all the money what i
[Page 3]
i Can Spare thats all
The news i know at presand
Hoping to heer from you
Soon again By this i must
Come to a Close i sent
My best respects to you
All answer this as soon
as you Can this comes
From Your Affectionate
Son John Boyers

This is Ritten By
John E. Goshard
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The Union Must and
Shall be preserved

  1. Written by John E. Goshard
March 17, 1864


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


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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