[1] Jan 19 62
Dear wife
I would be
verey glad
to spend a
few happy
hours with you
I hav asked fore a furlow
but i hav got now
answer I hav asked the
sergan he says he will
do the best he can
fore me he has promes
to get Jow Dalton
one Jow has promesed
to pay him fore it
he has promesed Jow
one first so i will se
how he makes out with
it it will be several
days before i get aswer
[page 2]
Jow Dalton has never
tolde aney of us he thoug
to keep it a secret
the sergen tolde mee
he had promesed to
try to get one fore him
none of them nowes
that i hav asked fore
one I want you to
keepe theese few lines
to your self till
i see how i make out
none has got none
pases hear except tow
ore three of the offecers
so that we donte
now how we will
make out
it is very wet hear
just now and
[oresing?] so it
is verey bad walking
[page 3]
I got hugh Rea
letter I got your
poste stampes
we are expecting to
be pade off every day
the boys will hav
a happey time gitting
drunke the garde
house will not holde
them al l I will tell
you more about that
pass in my next
you say you hav bin
dreaming i hav bin
had some of the same
kinde of dremens
i hope some of them
will turne out true
thay hav all bin
dremind of home
thise last tew wekes
[page 4]
I see that simon
Cammoran has
resined it may
be fore the beter
we donte feele
verey much alarmed
about england and
france if
thay think it is settled
hear you may let
our [anney?] see this
if you think fit
please your self
your affectanate

William Band

  1. Patriotic illustration in upper left corner
January 19, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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