Camp in the field va
March the 5 [18]65
dear father I take
my pen in hand to rite
a few lines to you to let you
know that I am still
living yet and in good hels
and I hop my few lines
will find you all in the
same state in good hels
I also let you know that
I got that Box you sent
to me and I was very glad
for the Box evry sing was good
that tobackgo you sent was
very good but it didend last
long you must excuse me
for not riting eny sooner
Because I cant git no paper
and no stamps I also let you
[Page 2]
that I got a letter from
Brother Peter last night
and he states that he is
well at present time
I also let you know that
whe have few fine days hear
it is nise and warm hear
where wher are whe are in Camp
about 6 miles from Petersburg
it is two wicks to day that
the 5th Corps had abig fight
near Petersburg I dond no much
news at present I will Bring
my few lines to aclose
in hopes to hear from you
soon rite soon and dond for
get and rite soon
this coms from you son John
Boyer to my father Peter Boyer
rite soon
John hand rite Bad enuf
[Page 3]
a few lines for my
Mother I am well at
pressent and I hope you are the
same in good hels
mam I got plenty to eat I get
as much as I want and more
the time dont semes long to
me sins I left home
and I dond sing the war
will last much longer the
rebels are coming in to our
lines evry night as hie as a hundred
to time I hope this war will soon come to
a close then whe will all
return to our homs
I will close for this time
rite soon dont for get and rite
this coms from your sun John
to my mother
rite soon good By
for this time
[Page 4]
father and mother
rite soon
John Boyer
rite to John Boyer
Co B [?] rifes Pen

rite me
a letter

rite me

March 5, 1865


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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