Camp Cregon Virginia
September 9th 1861
Dear Father and mother
I Received your letter 28 of September
and Was glad to hear from you and
that you are all Well I fore got
to tell you Wether I bought any
Peaches With that doller but I
dident by any With It me and
3 others Went after Mushrooms the
next day and We Came a Cross a
Peach orchard and We got as meny
as We Could Cary but I bought
other things With the money
that done as Well the doctor
lance my bile and It is well
now We have left Washington
and gon to fairfax We are
Rite amongst the Rebels We
Were throwing up a battery
yesteryday I think before
[page 2]
you get this letter We Will have
A fight We Expected to have
one before this there Is nothing
but hills and Woods here the
Soldiers Is a Cutting down all
the Woods Sows We Can have
A fare Sweep at them our
troops has got them Souronded
and they are driving them
on to us If I Should never
get home a gain you Can draw
my money and Can have all the
Rest I have got to do as
you Pleas With But I might
get Back a gain there is
know telling But I gess I
Stand as much Chance as
the Rest We Sleep in the Woods
at night and the darndest and
Roughfest Road I never Seen
before this is all I have
[page 3]
to Say at Present Write
Soon When you do Write
let me know Wether Lewis has
left home yet Sow good
by fore the Present
I Remain youre
Affectionate Sone
Robert Lesher

Direct youre letter to
the Same Place they
Will Come to Where
I ame

let me know if you
have heard from
Joseph latley [= lately?]

September 9, 1861


Co. D, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Philadelphia County, PA


Name Variant: 
Unknown Recipient


From State: 
From Note: 
"Camp Cregon"

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
September, 2012
Proof Date: 

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053
  • admin@ehistory.org

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory