Gloucester Point June 21 /63
Dear Mary the time has came
to write to you again it is a
pleasure that I would hate to be
deprived of saturday is shure to
bring aletter for me the one that
I got last night is the 13 on
saturday I hope 3 or 4 more saturday
will close letter writing for a while
if it does not I shal runn ashore
for any thing to write I kneede not
tell you so you can see for your
self we have plenty of news papers news
I do not think much of that one
at home has no ideas of the stories in
the army and a good deal of it is
put in the papers evry thing is
magnified to much it had not ought
to be so wate till the truth is
known and then print it then
we would know what to believe
[Page 2]
my health is good I have not
felt as well for along time I
did not want my name on the
Docters book if I could help it but it
got on once I got 3 pouders that
cuerd me I got a lot of blackberry
root and use the tea the boys are
all fit for duty they half to be
perty sharpe to git off the Dr is over
in the morning he is smarte he does
not take thair word he can tell for
him self it is a verry fine growing
time heare have some nice showers
had one last night corn and potatoes
look fine not much plante around
heare wheet will not be verry heavey
but is a greate plase for fruit of all
kinds beries of all kinds cheries are
aboute groine the nicest knid [1] if it
was setteld like the north it would
be a nice plase to live the winter does
not consume all one can make in
the summer
[Page 3]
I suspose you have had considerable
excitement thair aboute the rebes coming
in Pa I think it will do good they
k[n]eede sturing up alittle I would not
care if they would shoot a few of
the cooperheads and burn thair buildings
if they do git in thair they will never
git back did any goe from thair this
regiment wanted to go back but
would not enlist for six months
they would stay till they wer drove
oute we ar bound to see home when
our time is oute then see what is
wanted we are bound not to do
any thing to helpe those that will git
drafted we want to see them have
a chance in draft and it will git
some cooperheads it may cure some of
them it has some in this regiment
I think we shal heare some news before
longe thair seems to be a general
movement all over thousands of
troops land heare evry day and
[Page 4]
are landing now lots of bateres
and large seage guns and sharpe
shooters I do not know whare they are
going it looks some like richmond
they leave thair napsacks heare it is
a grand sight to see so many men
and steamers time will tell what
they will do it is a greate plase
for fish heare of all kinds eels are
verry plenty I saw afish going down
the river the other day as long as a
horse and as heavey I should think
it is cald a blackfish he would
would throw himself moste oute
the water he look kind savage
I guess I have scribeld aboute enough
for this time I suspose I have no right to
ask any one to write me aletter when I do
not any myself tell them I have not forgoten
any would like to see you all and will
before long if nothing hapens time will
pass it does not pass as fast as I would
like but will try and injoy my
self as well as I can good by Mary

  1. knid = kind
June 21, 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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