Union Mills Va
March 15th 1863
Wife and Children I feel
rather lonesome to day I
expected a letter yesterday
but got dissipointed it is
five weeks ago to day since
I got one and that was
dated just a week before
I got it I directed an envelope
two weeks ago to day and put
it in a letter and sent home
to be returned to me but
perhaps you did not get it
you will see by this that we
are at the hospital yet
and I have no objections
to there leaving me here
now until my time of
service is out I have a
plenty of work to do and
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enough to eat I am getting
acquainted with the folks
and the place and I had
as soon be here as any place
It is just one month ago
to day since our Regiment
left this place and we have
have been for the last two
weeks every day expecting
orders to follow it we
may go in two days and
we may not go in two
weeks yet the southern
conscripts are flocking in
here every day they average
about twenty a day old
and young they all say
they come because they
cant get any thing to
eat where they was but
the hardest sight there is
about it is to see the poor
women and children
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wadeing through the mud
half way to there knees and
many of them with out a
shoe or a stocking to there
feet some of them say they
have been walking three
days when they get here Gen
Hays givs them a pass and
puts them on the cares and
sends them on to Washington
it is said that they are
comeing into our lines about
a thousand a day the rebs
are carrying of[f] some of our
pickets evry few days there
is some fears that they would
make a dive at this place
some time this is the Gen
headquarters and all of
the clothing and prevision
for the Brigade is left here
I think they will meet
with some opposition if
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they do come I have written
evry week since I was left
I have sent home two
letters with money in
them ten dollars in each
one the 22nd Feb and the
other the 1st of March I
dont know as you have got
either of them when I
hear from them I shall send
more money I must stop writing
and wate for the mail and
see see if it brings me any
news if it dont I shall
think you dont get any
letters from me the mail
has come but no letter for
me I must close by saying
good by for this time and
be contented with thinking
of home
Lyman Beebe

March 15, 1863


Co. C, 151st Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Susquehanna County, PA


Residence (County): 
Susquehanna County, PA
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Susquehanna County, PA


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Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2013

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