Camp Peirpoint Dec 22th 1861
Dear Brother I Tak my
Pen in hand to inform You
that I Recived Your Letter Last
wendsday and I was Glad to hear that
you are all well I am well at
Present time hoping that this Letter
will find You all well I was
Glad that you had Got my
money The weather is Getting
midling Cold hear it Rained to Day and Snowed Some But it
did Not Cover the Ground and
it has cleared off and the wind
has Raised and it is Getting
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Getting Cold But thank God
we Still can Live midling
warm we are all in Good
health So far I Do Not think
it will Git as Cold hear as on
the mountain I think that we
will all Be home A Gain
Spring for the Rebels are Getting
whiped So Bad that they will
Not stand it Long Eny
more our men is whiping
them Bad in missouri and
our men Whiped them Last
Saturday A Bout 12 miles
from our Camp we could
hear the Canons and Guns
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Go off Plain for we was on
Picket Guard and we Could
Not Go But the Cause that
they Got in that fight that our men
went out to Get Some Grain
from the Rebels and when they
Got there the Rebels Attacted them
But we had 8 thousand men A
Long and had 12 Canons A Long
the Rebels comenced firing on our
men then our men Returned
the fire and whiped them Bad
and at the same time our men
was Loadening the wagons and Got
them all Loaded and Sent them to
camp and followed the Rebels and
Drove them from there camp and
took all there Blankets and all they
had and Killed A Bout 60 of the Rebs
our Loss was 8 killed and 15 wounded
we cant tell how many of the Rebels
was wounded So I haint much to
Write this time So Nothing more
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at pesant time But I
Remain Your Brother untill
Death Philip A Lantzy
Pleas Write Soon for I
Like to hear from You aftener
then I Do
Tell [Weavers?] that I am
well I think we will
Stay in the Camp this

So Good By to all my frinds
P. A Lantzy
Joseph Lantzy
Father and
Mother So Good
By to them

December 22, 1861


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


Name Variant: 
“Dear Brother Lantzy”
Residence (County): 
Cambria County, PA


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Pierpont


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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