[1] The Front April 2nd 1865
In addition to what I have writ
ten (as I did not send the letter as
quick as was intended) I would say
that the papers have a great deal
to say of peace but we know nothing
about it yet but hope it may soon come
We were drawn into line of battle
twice now yesterday at 3.o.clock and
this morning at 4. this morning we
were marched toward the James River
or to our right where there was heavy
fighting done. The cause of it was
our men took the rebel picket line
yesterday the time we were drawn out
first. This morning they wanted to
retake it and our Brigade was called
out as a reserve. But our advance
line was [patty?] enough for them
and we were not needed so we were
sent back to our quarters but are
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kept on guard and know not what
minute we may be called out too
encounter the enemy but I almost
think the Johnies dont wish to make
any more attacks If they do I think
they shall rue it. If any thing may
turn up shortly we will let you know
immediately whatever it maybe
dont believe any of those flying report
that are agoing up there as I under-
stand there are a great many afloat
those are all noonsense made up by
some Copperheads. I will close
by saying that my mess mates
are all stout and hardy as well
as myself. Hand this sheet too Fous
as the Boys will not write just now
All of you be of good cheer and we
do really hope we may soon return
to our pleasant home No mor
Your affectionate husband
F W Benson

  1. This is a continuation of the letter written March 26-27, and appears to have been written for Benson.
April 2, 1865


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


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Blair County, PA


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Bermuda Front


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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