[1] Camp Marcy De 31 1861
Dear wife I now take
the opertunetey of
answering your letter
we are all well hoping
thease few lines will finde
you all the same
receved your two letters
last night one dated the 22
22 and the other the 26
so that one has bin delade
I got them three poste
[page 2]
I hav nothing new of
aney importence two wright
as i sent you a letter
yesterday with all the news
I new of you asked
mee if i new Thomas
Riley I due he is in
the next company companey
C wee are bothe in
one squadron that is
comney I and C I
never speek to him as
i am not much aquanted
witch him I new him
in chester I plaide
cricket with him
I will tell him that
John Byran tolde
him this after noone
that his wife was asking
about him he sais he
wrote last weeke
[page 3]
you said sumthing about
my skates fore ritcherd
giv them to him if
he wantes them ore
aney thing els that
belong to mee that
will do him aney good
I wish you had treated
the children in my
place a christmus

Dear wife i do not
expect you to answer
everey letter I send you
you with out you
see fit I am not like
you wimmen I do not
expect a letter from
you everey day I
am glad to hear
from you all
[page 4]
you say you hav
got half a pig I am
glad to hear it you
look like livving
I would like to help
you to eate it as
fore a ferlow i cant
say nothing a grate
meney of the Boys says
thay will take french
leefe if thay do not
get ferlows soone
I will see Billy rewbottim
this week moste likely
I remain your
affectionate Husband
Wm Band
I am on garde
[page 5]
Dec 31
we hav just heard that
jackson wiser was dead
we are verey sorey to
hear it it is verey
suden I hope thease
few lines will finde
our anney better
The gones are going
off shooting the olde
year out
you will se in my last
letter that wimmen is
not aloud hear now
thease that is hear has not
[??????????????] [2]
[???] you will be
dispointed in your
washing and ironning
you need not be sorey

dan harregan has
[page 6]
I will see the new
year in I hope that
it will be a happey
year to us all It will
be one that will be
rembered by a good
you Husband
William Band
ten o 10 Clock

  1. llustration of the Capitol building at top of page
  2. Missing a line because of a fold in the page
December 31, 1861


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


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From Note: 
Camp Marcy


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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