Camp Marcy Jen 21
Dear wife sisters and Brothers
I now take the pleasure of
wrighting a few lines to you
hoping thay will finde you all
well as thay leave us all
at present It is a wunder
that we are well fore such
miserable weather I never sew
since i came to the cuntrey it
is moste imposeble to get out
of the tent it is boot deepe
in mud it had bin raning
fore several days and is still
raning it lookes worse now then
it has done since it commenced
we got pade a satterday night
so that we feele better satesfide
now it does not sute sum of
the men thay can not get drunk
as thay would like to fore
the weather is so bad thay cant
git out camp as thay would
like to fore wiskey
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we can do now drilling
this kinde of weather
we hav tow ore three horses
to cleane morning and
night that is not so nice
this kinde of weather
everey thing is quiet about
hear but how long it will
i can not tell as everey thing
looks like a moove we are
wating verey ankesley fore
the news from our fleet
we get the phildelphia
enquirer everey day we pay
five centes fore it we get it
in the afternoone we expect
it in toow houres from now
we are like your selfs ankshes
fore the paper as that is the
onley way we hav of getting
the news the cannon is roring
all around i hear just now
we think it sum victroy
we are more ankshes to now
what that shooting is fore
than ever
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thare has bin and order
ishued [1] that now ferlowes
are to be granted to aney
of the men onley one extreme
cases the sergan says thare is
now shew fore a ferlow now
sow that we may giv it up fore
the present we ware trying to
git one fore forety eight oures
but i am a frade it is no go
I was in hopes that i should
fetch my money home my self
the openion is that this ware will
not last long as everey thing is
in our faver now i will sinde
you fifteene ore twentey dollers
i will send it by adems express
if i hav the chance if not i
will sende it in a letter next
week we hav chaine chering news
from kentuckey i think thare
will be more before long so
keepe up your sprites sum of
our men has sent in thar muney
yesterday to adems express by
one of our men and him
and the money hav bothe left
with fore hundred dollers and
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I receved your kinde letter
dated the 19 in and was glad
to finde you all well
I was on garde when got it
So i hav not much time

I remane your affectnate
Husband Brother
William Band

  1. issued
January 21, 1862


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, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

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