June 15th /62
Tenn River opposite Florence Ala
Dear Friend I now take the Present
oppertunity of writing these few lines to
inform you that I am well hoping that
they may find you Enjoying the same
blessing We left Corinth (miss) on the
10th and we have had some Pretty hard
marching since then for it is very
warm & the Roads awful Dusty & we
had to Cary our knapsacks & it would
keep a man buissy to travel without any
thing atal to Cary but travel we must
after the secesh but where well find
them is more I guess than the General
can tell just now so I cant tell where
we are a going but I suppose you ll
hear from us before long the Evacua
tion of Corinth was a bad lick on us
for we’ll have Plenty of marching to do
I had a look at the quaker Gun that
had them inscriptions on about Halleck
and several others one had a man
Direct to me Care of Capt Pyfer 77th Penn. Vols.
5th Brigd 2nd Division Buells forces
Co K Ala
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stuffed with cotton for a guner
we was the first Regt of the Centre
Division to Plant the starts and stripes
on their Entrenchments but we did
not stop long on the Entrenchments but
toddled in to ransack and the first
thing we saw was a lot of Enfield
Rifles stacked as if some Co had give
up hopes I dont know what else
it ment but they had lots of grub
whole Barrels of flour with the
heads stove in and started Rolling
and the flour Scatered along where
the Barrel Rolld too and half the flour
out while others where standing there
untuched but you better believe our
boys dove into them and Bowie Knives
Every one of our fellows had one I gave
mine to the Capt he wants to send
it to some fellow in Lancaster so you
may get a Chance of seeing the toothe
Picks the mississippi secesh Cary I think
he intends to send it to Barnes Corinth
was in an awful condition when we got in
the streets was piled with Bacon that the
secesh left behind and we burned it up &
Cleaned the streets not our Regt alone but
so many detailed out of each night before
last we stop at I-u-ka a sumer Resort for
the southerners the Prettiest Place we’ve
been yet its in Tishomingo Co Ala I must
Close for I want to go in swiming write
soon From your Friend H M Erisman
Direct to me Care of Capt Pyfer 77th Regt. P. C. ala

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June 15, 1862


Co. K, 77th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


Name Variant: 
Friend of Abraham Erisman


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2012

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