[1] Camp Near
landany va
sunday agust 3 1862
Dear wife

I take the pleasure
of writing a few lines
to you i hope thay
will finde you all
well as thay leave
us at present
I receved your kinde
and welcome letter
a few days agow
dated the 26 stating
that you had sent
another box to me
i hav not receved
neather of them
[page 2]
but i think thay
will turn up in
a day ore two
thare is nouthing of
aney importance to
write everey thing
is quiet hear just now
but we had quite
a time of it the
other night the
rebles threw shot
and shell across the
river into our campes
thay kiled severell
horses in ore rigment
it took us by surprise
in the midle of the
night thoe we had
no men hirt in our
rigment thare was some
hirt in some of the
[other?] rigmentes [2]
[page 3]
I must now bring
my letter to a close
as it is after tapes
and put my light
out as the male leaves
earley in the morning

i onley write these
few lines to let you
know that we hav
not got them boxes
yet i would hav
answered your letter
sooner but i hav bin
wating fore them boxes
giv my lov best respects
to aney and all the
rest from your
affectnate Husband
William Band
to his wife M A
[page 4]
I had amost forgot
to menchin johney
[B?]and i am glad
to [hear?] from them
is should like to hav
sean him giv my
lov and best respects
to uncle aunt and
cousins i am glad
to hear from Charles
to hear that he is well
and all the rest of
them so good night
and god bles you
i hav bin on dutey
all day ore i should
hav wrote in day
light i canot see
it being to night

  1. Patriotic illustration in upper left
  2. Page is turned at corner
August 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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