Camp 4th Penn Cav
Jan 21st 1865
Mrs. Hamilton
yours in refference
to your son and informing me
of my mistake was reccived
several days since but I have
not had the Leisure time to
answer untill this wet and
disagreeable day which has afforded
Me the time and pleasure of
doing a small favor for the
worthy mother of a brave and fallen
Soldier I am sorry to say there is
no one present who can make
affadfite to his death Robt A Hut-
chison who was captured the same
time James was has been discharged
and probably is at home now
which I think (but aint certain)
is near Harrisvill if you could
see him he can probably make
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the proper affadavit or if
not tell of some one who
Can but for fear that he
Cannot I will Enclose you
a certifficate signed by m[y]self
and then that m[a]y answer
the purpose I charge nothing
for my service I can do for a
Private solder and much less
the widoed & bereaved mother
of one Very Respt yours
A.P. Duncan Lt Col
Address at any time
A.P. Duncan Lt Col
4th Penn Cav
Washington DC

Since writing the above I learn that
no date is given of his death con –
sequently I can send no Certifficate
that would be of any use but will
endeavor to obtain date as soon
as practicable

January 24, 1865


Residence (County): 
Butler County, PA


From State: 
District Of Columbia


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
September, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2013

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