Camp Near Harrisons
landan va July 14 186[2]

Dear wife i
take the opertunity
of writing a few lines
to you i hope thay
will finde you all
well as thay leave
us all at present
I receved your kinde
and welcome litter dated the 6
and was glad to hear
that you ware all well
you say that the
presedent has caled out
three hundred 300.000 thousand
more men i think
he will hav some
troble to rase them
as trade is pretey briske
[page 2]
a nother reason is our
men is not used as
well as thay might
be if thay used the
men better thay might
get a grate meney
more then thay would
if a man tells the truth
he canot send aney thing
good home fore ofecers
to curse men as thay
to call them SB and
so on i know if all
the rigments ware
used as we are thay
would never want
to go a soldering agane
thare sems to be a
grate dissatisfaction
in this rigment just
now among the ofecers
thay are resining ther
best we hav in the
[page 3]
I only wish our
capten would resine
i am not the onley
one but thare is no
danger of that the
men hate him worse
then thay hate the
[I?] everey thing is quiet
hear just now thare
is a grate meney
sick in the diferent
rigmentes thoe the men
in generel are ganing
strenth from what
thay ware when
thay came hear
this is a splendid in
camping plase fore
both horses and men
the river is filed the
diferent kinde of boates
loaded with comesereys
stores of diferent kind
fore the troopes
[page 4]
july 14.1862
the weather is not so
close as it has bin
thoe it is quiet warme
hear Dear wife i hav
just receved your kinde
letter dated the 11 and was
glad to receve it I
know nouthing more
then that biley Rubotam
was kiled out about
mc canacks vill i got
it from on of his compay
bill West is all right
he says he is not well
he donte like worke
that is he ought to
be shuing our horses
insided of loafing in
the shop i got your
[????] and stampe and
paper so good night
your affectnate Husband
Wm Band

July 14, 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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