oct 22 1861
Camp hall
my Dear wife
i receved your letter dated
oct the 14 and was glad to
hear that you ware all
well hoping this will
finde you the same as
it leaves us at present
we receved your papers
yesterday the 21 in and was
glad to get a phildelphia
paper hear we get washington
papers hear but you now
wat thay are thay are not
much fore news thair is
not much news of any
importence to wright about
but to let you now
that we are all well
i did not want to wright
till i got them things
[page 2]
as i herd thay started
on munday you should
hav sent a letter withe
them we are under marching
orders and donte now
how sone we might
moove we got orders
to moove yesterday
morning th order came
to us at one o clock at
night so thay ware
buisedy from that
till mornig we hav
just got orders to [cok?]
tow days rashins thay
are cooking it now
i donte think we shall
moove very far just now
as the cold weather
is setting in i donte
think we sall do any
[page 3]
fighting this winter
that is our company
i mean as we are very
purley drilled but
i think thare will
be a big fight before
long as the troopes are
mooving on this side
of the potomac in grate
numbers the weather
has bin verrey wet
this tow days and
mud up to the boot
tops but just as i wright
thease few lines it
is more like winter
then any thing els
the winde is wistling
around the tents but
we fare well to wat
sum people due
[page 4]
it is a very prety
cuntry down hear
but the rebbles burnt
and distroyed a grate
deal of house and [barns?]
to keep our troops from
qurtering in them this
i want you to get
michel dalton to get
mee a clipper and
send it to mee
bill and joe says thay
will wate a day or tow
till we hear from them
things before thay wright
your affectnate husband
William Band
we shall sleep spoone
fashing to night
[page 5]
I shall not seall my
letter tonight as we expect
to moove in the morning
if so i will let you now
by this note we are mooving
this morning

October 22, 1861


Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From Note: 
Camp Hall


To State: 
To Municipality: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

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