[1] Geisboro Point Nov 19th [1864?]
Dear Old Friend
Coming to
the conclution this evening of
writing a few lines to you in
order to inform you that I am
well at Present hoping this to
find you the Same Well how
is things at centerville how is
all the folks I am Still at
the old place but how long
I cant Say I will try and get
A job in Washington for this
winter in Some Shop it is gettting
purty cold here in the winter and
mudy and we may get our discharge
too before So very long they discharged
over four hundread for the last
three weeks Well abe in fact I
Scarcely know what to know what to write
[page 2]
Well Abraham a little about
the Femenines, do you get any
didlen once a while yet out side
how is all the women how is that
one up the hill do you mind the
time that fellow run down
the lot ha ha that was a great
time wasent it, well here where
I am a woman is a Scarce Article
as you dont See any here but such
old Stinken Ireish women but
in Washington their they are plenty
but they charge five to ten Dollars
a Shot which is rather too expensive
for me and then the one half of
them are burnt they Say well Sir
I have not touched a woman Since
I have been here, now Abram if you
please write to me before lon as
I would like to here from you
Soon your true Friend J. H. Gish
A Good Squire
[your address is this

Washington D C
374 H Street
Geisboro Point or Cavelry Depot
Box No 11 [??????]
now Ill See how soon you
will answer this letter
and give me all the news
you know about any thing it
maters not what it is
excuse all errors as I Scribled
this in a hury
Good Night

  1. Gish appears to be serving in the military, perhaps in a cavalry unit, and nearing the end of his enlistment. But no service records have been located. He may have been Jacob Gish (b. ca. 1840), and apprentice cabinet maker who lived in the same community as Gantz and Good.
Date Note: 
November 19


Unknown Military Unit
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


From State: 
District Of Columbia
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
October, 2012
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