[1] Near hanover
may 29 1862

Dear wife sisters
I take and Brothers I take
this opertunety of writing
a few lines to you hoping
thay will finde you all
well as thay leave us all
at present we hav
mooved severel times since
i last wrote to you
our rigment mooved out
beyounde ganes mills
yesterday we that is
three compneys of us was
detaled to gow to hanover
cortehouse to fetch in
some prisners
[page 2]
It was nearler darke
when we got hear so
we stade hear all night
we expect to take theme
in to day I ame now
writing this letter ware
the batle was fought
on tusday by generele
porters Division our men
took severel hundred rebel
prisners the rebles left in
verey bad order the darkey
say that thay admit
being wiped this time
thay say that this is the
first time since last may
it is verey good that thay
will admit to one wiping
our men are still after theme
our men hav distroyed
severel bridges to keepe
the enemey frome giting
away thay are tring to
[sorounde?] them
[page 3]
our men are now froming
a junskon with general
mcdowell this roade hear
leedes to manasses we hav
plenty of troopes on the
rich mond roade I think
that our troopes will be
in richmond before long
our rigment is now eight 8
miles 8 frome richmond
everey thing is gowing
on well our men are
in good spitetes at our
victoreys all thay want
is to get at the rebles
we hav a grate deal
of wet weather hear it
keepes the roades always
in a bad condishin
our men captured two
tranes of cares hear
loaded with alsortes
of stuff a grate deal
of tobacco
[page 4]
camp near ganes mills
we arived in camp
just at darke p[r]etey well
plade out we did not fetch
no prisners in as we expeted
thay ware fetched in by
some other rigments the
rebles are verey dirtey and
purely [2] clad I hav just
receved your paper dated
may the 25 the news are verey
importent as i see that trade
is verey briske I hear that
thay hav turned the
coledge into a hospitle
i am glad to hear of it
it is nice plase it is
now role call so i must
close my leter so good
night from your affectna
Husband and brother
William Band two his
wife M A Band
sisters and Brother

  1. Patriotic illustration in the upper left and top
  2. Poorly
May 29, 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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