Baltimore Feb 26 65
Dear wife I take this
opptunity to let you no I am
well and hope that these
few lins may find you and
the cildern injoying the
Same we left harrisburg
sonday morning that was
yesterdy and came to
Baltimore about 4 ocock
and marched 2 mile threw
the town and stoped in a
long bilding cald barrix
over night and expect
to day to go to washing[ton]
and then we no not whare
I hope you will keep in
good eard and pray daley
that this rebelion may come
to a close that we may soon
[page 2]
return to our homes
again and also remember
me in your praers and I am
trying to pray for my self and
look to the lord for one
blesing it shall come
I got $ 35 dollar goverment
bunty an sent it by
express to hollidays burg
in care of D Aurendt
to Lift [1] it and hand it over to
you when it cums and
you may give him
$ 12 dollar that I had
borryed of[f] him to pay
that last bounty and
you make youse of the
rest as you need it
we have no snow the
ground drying of[f]
[page 3]
The local bounty
we cant get tell we go
to the ridgement
it is fixt as you
saw it in the paper
this soldering I cant say
I dis like it so mutch
but of course I wod sooner
be at hom with my dear
famley I feel that I
am far from them
but never the less we must
put our trust in the lord
and all will come
right tell the childern
to remember what I told
them to be good girls
and say thare prars and
p[r]ay for me
nothing more at [resent
but remains your affectionate
F W Benson
[page 4]
you can rite ot me [ot = to]
by the derections
on a slip of paper
and I will get it
were ever I [??]

  1. Lift = collect
February 26, 1858


Co. E, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Blair County, PA


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Blair County, PA


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

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