Point of rocks va
Jan 17 65
Deer Brother i am well
at present an hope these
few lines may find you the
same I am in a fort now
an about 300 yards of the
Jonneys lines we have a fight
prety often but it most
allways about the reb
dezerters that starts the
fights last night there
was 50 rebs come over again
that makes about five thousand
that has come over sins i
have come to the regiment
this war will be over by the
first of may fore the rebs
wont fight any more
[page 2]
the deserters that comes
over say that they wont
stand another campain again
i have bought a hundred an
sixty acers of land fore tweny
three dolars from government
i will have the deed fore it
when my i am discharged
if i dont get the land attall
i cant loos much i though[t]
i would buy it fore the
name of having one hundred an
an sixty acers if nothing
els. Well Isaac here is a
chip out of the tree
that Pocahontas saived the
life of Captan Smith
under this is all at present
rite soon i sent an
infield rifle from haddinton
hospittle up With Loe Pike
[page 3]
& Ed Robison
last fall an it is at robin
robinsons you go an get
it an ther is a ball screw
an screw driver with
it you go an get them
an keep them untill i come
home an if they dont let
you have them tell them
that i sent you fore
them an if that dont do
[??] rite an let me no
an i will send them a letter
No more at present
rite soon an direct your
letter to battrie F second
perma heavy artilry Washington
William A Guest

January 17, 1864


Co. F. 124th Pennsylvania Infantry; Battery F, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Chester County, PA


Name Variant: 
Brother of William Guest
Residence (County): 
Chester County, PA


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

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