Encampment at Harissons Landing
Thursday morning August the 1st 1862
Dear Father and mother sisters and Brother
I have Rais my pen and [more?] to
inform you all that I am well at presant
time and do sincerly wish and hope it may
find you all well and Engoying the Same
Blessing I Suppos you all thought that I
had Been Killed in the Last battle but I was
ondly taken prissinr and we was Ex hanged
on the 5 and 6th of this month we come in
to our Lines yesterday Evening I have had good
health while I was prisinor and have good
health now I was taken prisinor on th [24th?]
of June and was taken to Richmond and
Put in prisin and was there until the 6th
When we Left Richmond and Landed at
McClellens Lines I supose we will be kept
hear now but I cant [tell?] wheather we will
form our Regt or not but I think [we?] [???]
our Regiment was [??????????????????]
[page 2]
and the boys are all well Excpt some
that [??????] in the fight an [????]
a fight a bout 2 hours and when I
[R???] Back Enough on our Right and
I [????] Surrounded us when we
was Retreating and then we had to surrender
as prisinors of war we all was used bad
[?????] for us a for they did not
give us a Nough to Eat But we Can get
[enough?] at present we are Encamped Long
Side of the James River a bout 30 miles from
Richmond where we are Lying under cover
of of our gun Boats McClellen has By all
I can [??????] by our Boys then we a
Bout one hundred and fifty thousand
Troops her and our men had [????????]
[??????????????????????????????????] A
gain and down thear back a good peace
and captured the [?????] and I got many
prisnors the weather is midling warm hear
at present time her we do not mind it
for we are use to it [???] I supose [????]
[page 3]
yet for we will hafto get Clothes an
guns and [??????] I cant give you
much news at this time for I cant
write and that is not the worst for [???]
is corse ona [???] coming in a [?????]
I have not got much mony yet there was
Nine Killed of our company and 10
wounded our capt was killed and
our first Liutenand was wounded in it and
there was one ball hit me on my [hand?]
but did not hurt me Enny it just [???]
of a [?????] my prayer was not forgot
before I I went in the battle field and
are not neglected since [????????] as
Long as I Live for I think and believe that
God will Protect me in the [?????]
So I life give [????] all pray for me and
Not [??????] for I [hwas? ??????]
[?????????] pray for all of you
I do hope that you [????] for for me for
I think the war will be [????????????]
Bout 8 month for the president has [cald?]
for six hundred thousand more men
[page 4]
and I think we can crush the Rebellion
Soon the Balloon was up a Bout A
Thousand feet this morning with in A
Bout 2 hundred yds of our camp Richmond
is A miserable Looking plase for they
have so many sick and wounded there
I tell you all that I could [drat?] [????????]
Letter and I want you to write as soon
as you get this Letter and send me some
Posstage stamps and tell all my
friends where I am and tell them to
writ to me Direct as you did before
So I will close so nothing more at this
time But I Remain your Son till Death Philip A Lantzy
To John and mother

So good By give me all the news
when you write to me
[Dirct?] P. A Lantzy Co A 11 Regiment
P. R. C. washington D. C
Col gallagher [??????] Division

August 1, 1862


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


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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