Fort keyes June 7 1863
Dear Mary it is a pleasure
for me to write a few lines
to you I received your letter
last evning and was glad to heare
from you I was a little ancious
to heare I saw a few lines in
the girard paper may 28 it said a man
by the name of Foster horses runn
away down by Mr Inises with a
loade of potatoes runn to sergeants store
hurt the driver and one of the horses
I was afraid it was father I hope
not if it had been you would
have let me know let me know
in your next I would hate to
have them runn away with him
it would not be safe for him to
drive them after I shal not
worry much aboute it till I
heare from you again
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this is a very pleasant sabath
day we had a verry heavy thunder
shower last night I never saw it
rain harder in my life lightend
verry sharpe and steady it is cool
and nice to day I shal be glad
when the time comes that I shal
not have to write any more
letters I have got perfectly sick of
writing the reason is I have not
any thing to write if you are
as hard up for any thing now
to write as I am I pitty you
you are not I like to write when
I have any thing to write you
will half to take a poor letter this
time I will try and make it
wright when I git home I think
we would be better off if we did
not have any news papers one day
one thing the next some thing else
we have got sick of such news
it had not ought to be so
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my health is good may this
find you all injoying the same
it will not be but a few weekes
before we shal starte for home I
think we will stay heare till we
starte for home I have not heard or
seen any thing that looks like moving
we have lotes of troopes heare all that
ware at west point I do not know
what they left it for it was not sickly
thair I was talking with some of the men
the men wanted to stay 50 000 rebes could not
drove them oute weeks of hard labor destroyed
in one day time will only tell what
will be done when the money and
government is gone it will half to
stop I hope we shall come oute all
right in the end you will half
to count this as one it is the best
I got do not send me a poor one
for pay if any one wants to read this tell
them it is not worth readind give my
love to all Lyman

June 7, 1863


Co. G, 169th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Erie County, PA


Residence (County): 
Erie County, PA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Fort Keye


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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