[1] Camp Miserable
Febereary 3
Wife I
now set down to
wright to let
you now that we
are all well hoping thease
few lines will finde
you all the same
I hav just receved
your kinde and
welcome letter date 21 and
am glad to hear from
you this is the first
letter i hav receved
fore tow weekes that one
you sent with them
stamps in must hav
bin lost
[page 2]
I got that bottle
of ginger you sent
i hav not tasted it
yet as i hav allways
bin well I hav just
receved your box
I harley now what
it contanes yet as
i hav not had time
to exeman it I thought
verey quer that you
did not let me now
that you ware sending
that box bill tolde
me ore i should not
nown it you hav
now call to answer
this letter till you
are readeay that
is till you get time
[page 3]
I bought a pare
of bootes thay
ware secend handed
thay ware onley wore
two ore there times
thay ware to little
fore the man that
bought them as we
hav not much time in
the morning fore putting
on tite bootes so
that the way i got
them fore three dollers
and a half i hav
a little chang left
if i run shorte i
will sende fore
sum I hav not
much time to wright
as it is near role
[page 4]
the weather is veray
wet and snowing
it is verey harde on
the men as our compeny
is verey small we hav
onley thertey men fore
dutey the men gow
on garde everey other
day I got them stampes
in this letter I hav
giv that five doller
note up fore good
I am a bliged to you
fore this box I would
like to returne the [complement?]
so god night
your affectinate
William Band

  1. Patriotic illustration in upper left corner
February 3, 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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