July the 27th 1861
Dear Father and Mother I
Now take the pleasure to let you
No that I am well at present
Im praying that God may Bless
all my Friends for I am gone
to Fight for the stars and stripes
of ur union whitch must and
Shall be preserved our Country
is in Great Disturbence and
I think it is gods will that
the Rebels Should be made Come
under our stars and stripes
God save the UNION
[page 2]
I like Soldiering well I think
it my Duty and all others Duty
To Know that the Rebels will
Destroy our Countery if we will
Kep them of there Bad Behaviers
So May God make your
mind Eassy For your Son
For I think I am Doing what
Wright There is A Large Croud
of soldiers here I have Not got
to see half of them But I heard
Some day that There was about
12 thousand men Right around
[page 3]
Whare our Regiment is there
is About 1 thousand men
in our Regiment there is plenty
to Eat here I Gess we will be
Station A bout Washington City
or up toouge [1] Baltimore City
Or between Washington or Batimore
Yes ther was A Large Fight At
Bulls Run and mansses gap
There was About 4 Thousand
of the Rebbels Killed and there
was onely about 9 hundred of our
men Killed I think that
this war will Be over in
About six months =
They Are going to take
mansses Gap in About three
weeks They Cann Easy take it
Tell Philip [???] that his unkle
I forget his first Name But
his Last Name is Foster I
Got Aquanited with him in
Hearisburg he came to me and
ask me if I was Not his Brother [??] [friend?]
[page 4]
I am Lasy that I Can
Hardly Wright Enny More there
is Plenty musick here
and Fun to, it is Not so
very warm here the Harvest is
all over oats is Cut here to
Dear Brother Joseph Lanzty
if you get Time Iwish you
will get my Close at
J. E. Kencles my trunk and Carpit Sack
But wait I will wright to you
A gain Iam in the Ebensburg Company
I have got my unifarm Now
Dont Wright to me be Fore
I send you A Nother Lettere
May God Bless you all

all them Carolltown Boys are in our
Company Name Barry Fairbough & Thomas Dillon
and some more From Chess Springs About 25
Boys [Hom?]
Philip A. Lanzty

  1. toouge = toward?
July 27, 1861


Co. A, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (40th Volunteers)
Residence (County): 
Cambria County, PA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Father and Mother Lantzy”
Residence (County): 
Cambria County, PA


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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