Fredrick Monday september 15th

Dear wife sisters and brothers
I take the opertunety of writing
a few lines to you i hope
thay will finde you all well
as these few lines leaves us all
at present I hope you arived
home safe I got that box of
yours that had those eatables in
thay ware all spoiled onley
the preserves that bottle was
broken that Bill gray sent
Dear wife our i was soreay
to finde that you had
left washington so soone
our compny was sent to
washington munday at
noone you had just left
the old camp when wee
arived thare I thought
that i would hav caught
you on the street before
you got to the cars but
I mist you and had
to content myself
[page 2]
September 16
we shall not
we stade in washington till
the next day at noone and
then went back to camp
our rigment left camp fore
fredrick that same after noone
so that we hav [bin on the road?] [1]
everey day since and i hav
not had time to write if
I had time thare is no
male I left our camp fore
severel days nore do i know
when i shall the hav the opetuny
of sending this our men hav
had [some warme work?] with
the rebles fore to ore there
days and it is likley to
last fore some time as our
men are determend to follow
them up I sean Ned Key
Dan Crouthers Billey
Bruster this after noone I
had harley time to speeke
to them we had just left
to gow and drive the
rebles pickets in wich
we did
[page 3]
but we like to got
catched in a trap
I nede not tell attemp
to tell you that wee
hav had a harde battle
hear John Wilde
is hear to day I may
hav the opertunety of seeing
him sunday september 21th
we did not get the chance
to see John Wilde hee
miste us in being in to
big a hurrey to get away
we paste thrue sharpes Burg
while he was thare and came
back the same after noone
you will hav heard that severel
of the delleware county boys
ware wounded in these last
fightes giv my repsects
to all
from you affectnate

William Band
James miller John m Dand
ware boath wounded
[page 4]
Sunday September 21 th
we are now laying one
mile from williams burg
Port we came hear last night
the rebles made a dash hear
yesterday but we hav [heard?]
nouthing to day

  1. Line obscured at fold
September 15, 1862


Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory