Fort Clinch
Fernandena Oct 18th 63
Dear Sister With pleasure
I sit 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 your letter of the 30th
Came to hand and I was glad
to hear from you we left
Morris Island on the third
Oct and landed here on the
sixth it is the best place
that I bin at yet there is
some white folks lives here
Co A and Co G is stationed
in this fort we are a drilling
on heavy artilery every day
Well I must tell you
we had a lection in fort Clinch
on the 13th for Curtin [1]
[page 2]
Co A went 71 for Curtin[blok?]
and Co G went 31 for Curtin
and 9 for Woodward I think
if they would a left the
Soldiers vote they would have
bin elected if he is not
but I hope he is It would
make you laugh to see some
of the boys put on white
collars to sport around the
town with and the seat of
their pants all tore out
You ware a speaking
About Mother agoing to send
me a turkey a Christmas
tell her I think she had
better not send a turkey it
is so far down here that I
am a fraid that it will
Spoil before it gets here
tell her to send some thing else
that will not spoil
[page 3]
I have had verry good helth
since I went on morris
Island I weigh 162 pounds
I received a letter from Mother
and a paper also I wrote
Mother a letter a short time
ago I suppose she will get
it by the time this reaches
you I wrote Isaac a letter
about three months ago
I dont know why he dont
answer it
Well I must bring
My letter to a close
hoping to hear from you
soon again No more at
Present but remain your
Affectionate Brother
John Guest
Co A 97 Reagt P vol
to Ellen

  1. Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin
October 18, 1863


Co. A, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry


Residence (County): 
Chester County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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