[1] Headquarters 52 Reg't. Co. A April 23
Camp Near yorktown va 1862
Friend Charles i now take
the present opportunity of
Writing to you to let you
Know that i am well with
the Exception of A Bad
toothache we left Washington
on the 28 of March and got
to Newport Newson the 3 of April
we staid at Newport News till
the 16th of April when we
started towards Yorktown
[page 2]
the first day we marched
22 miles to warwick court House
and the next day 3 miles we
are now within too miles of
Yorktown it is Just ¾ of A mile
from the Rebbel lines
our pickets and the Rebbel
pickets is only A 150 feet from
each other and they have
A Skirmish evry day the
Rebbels attacked our pickets
yestarday and drove them in
they shot one of our men
in the thigh and he could
not get away from them
and 5 of the Rebbels run up
to him and Shot him through
th Boddy and then they
took the Stocks of their guns
and Smashed his Skull in
we have been called out twise
Since we have Been here and
formed in A line of Battle
[page 3]
when you hear of that large
Battle that is to be faught at
Yorktown you may make up your
mind that the old 52 Regiment
has had a hand in it
i Beleive i have told you
all the news at present so
i must close for this time
i Still Remains your
Lewis A Blackman
to Charles D Linshill

PS Direct the Same as before
to Washington D C and the
Letters will be forwared to us
from there

  1. Top of page has printed patriotic illlustration
April 23, 1862


Co. A, 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Luzerne County, PA


Name Variant: 
“Friend Charles”


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2012
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