Bermuda Point April 6 1865
Dear wife I will again let you nou I am well
I will write on a piece of Johnny rebs paper
for a present to you This was captured with
many other thing on the 4 morning of april
on the 3 evening 20 men out of our company was
Detailed for picket I [was? ??? ???? ????] [1]
A Fouse an D Hooves also 4 oclock that night
the orders was for our devision to charge the
rebel works and good luck for us they
disappeared that night about 3 oclock if they
had stayed it wood have made rough times
that morning I felt not uneasy I new god
wood overrule all things for good in the
morning there camp brest works was all
unguarded no rebs to be seen our devision
ridgement and balance of our company
that wasant on picket following night
after and captured a good meny prisoners
we are not yet relieved of the picket duty
if the ridgement dont return we expect
to bee orderd on after them
the excitement is very hie here it is thought
by all officers an soldiers that the rebelion
has worked out its one condemnation it is thought
with in the last [?] day grant has captured
about forty thousand prisoners and agrate
meny kild and wounded and to day he has
serounded about fifteen thousand between
peters burg an richmond and give them twenty
fore hours to serender and is thought
lee is in that croud and if not in that time
hey will here wat is here cauld grants
thunder it sakes the ground and the
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air is full of smoke we no not wat
day we leave here I am very well contented
here the rebs is all gone from here altho
i dont care I feel safe eny whare
I am not in the rebs care I am in gods care
every place I go and look to no other
sorce but unto the lord for safety
every whare and I nou he is every whare
presant he [susports?] me here and I
often feel happy here and I read
Martha testament and pray much for you
and the childern at home an that I may soon
get home to see you I still pray in faith
that god will close this war soon that we
may return home to our dear famileys
again to injoy each other Company agin
April 7th
still later wensday morning we packed up
and marched to peters burgh and got thare
1 oclock the same day marched threw town
and halted for the night the next morning
we marched back threw town again
out two or three miles in the fortification and
spred our chelter tents and to day part of
our ridgement was detaild to city point
to gard prisoners we are still here dont nou how
soon we may go too you have heard peters
Burgh and richmond was taken and many
thousand prisoners was taken we hope the
rebelion will soon end the rebel army is all
demoralized and partly distroyed and
starving the wimen and childern in peters
burg is beging on the street for a piece of [meat?]

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April 6, 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 Point


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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