Seabrook Island
May 22 nd 1863
Dear Sister Ellen
Once more I set down
to write you a few lines
to let you know that
I am well at present
and I hope these few lines
may find you the same
The weather is a getting
very warm in this section
of the world as for those
black burrys I cannot get
them at this present time
I was over on Edistoe Island
last Sunday on a scout
Cap Guss [1] and about half of
the Company was over the
General hunter was [over?] on
Saturday and saw an old
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Carriage on one
Plantation and he sent
us over after it it
would done you good to
see the furniture that
was distroyed there there
was a piano laying on
the flor all broken I eat
about half a peck of
black burrys while I was
there and we brought the
Carrage away with us and
put it on a boat to go
to hilton head well Ellen
I must turn the subject
to something else the
97th has bin working on
best work this week and
and last week was on
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I received a letter
from Hugh J Steen the
Same day I got your letter
And I got one from Cosin
John and was glad to
hear from them
I will have to write
you a Soldiers letter this
Time for I am out of post
age stamps I wish you
or Louise send me a few
down in your next letter
It is reported in camp
that general hooke is
in in Richmond I hope
it is true Well I must
Close by asking you to
write soon
No more at present
but remain your eff=ate
John Guest

  1. Capt. Francis M. Guss of Co. A, 97th PA Inf.
May 22, 1863


Co. A, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry


Residence (County): 
Chester County, PA


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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