15 1862
Wednesday October
Camp Near
Williams Porte M D

Dear Wife 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 at present
We hav bin out
on scout fore ten
days we got in camp
last night I think
that we ware sent
[page 2]
out to giv the
rebles a chance to go
in Penselvania as we
had harley got away
before thay past
thrue clear spring
ware we had bin
Picketing the day
before we ware
in verginia when word
came to us that the
rebles had crost over
the Potomac we ware
right opiset old town
Maryland ware i
posted a letter fore
you wich i hope
you hav got before
[page 3]
orders came to
us at old town on
friday night we ware
got up at two o cloc
to get readey to move
on saturday morning
we then went to han
coock and incamped
fore the night we
then got readey to moove
next morning in the
direction of pensilvania
we incamped in the
old huston two nights
the peaple up thare
could not do enough
fore us but it was
harde to satesfie a
set of hungrey soldiers
like we 1500 [handes?]
[page 4]
We left Mcconelsburg
PA on tuesday morning
came thrue Messersbury
but in time to seane
rebles I think the govern
goverment ought to
keep troops at ore
man those town
Dear wife you must
not get uneasey about
us becase you get no
letters I write when ever
I can mail one fore
you I think that i
ought to get uneasey I
hav not receved a letter
since thatyours of the sep 18
giv my respects to all
I wish uncle Sam would
pay us your affectnate
Husband Wm Band
[page 5]
october 15 1862
Dear wife our scout thrue
maryland virginnia and penselvan
was a verey plesent trip fore
we would not hav mist it
on no [considerashen?] it is worth
our wile to pass over those
mountanes the peaple are so
[????] and agreable thay would
giv us aney thing that thay
could spare thay invited us
to take meels ware thare
was not to meney [fore?] them
to accomodate I am verey
sorey we had not more time
to spend with them it is
a nice countrey to pass over
those mountanes and valeys
we did not se a Ribel on
a one [???] it is [????]
that we [???] to moove [that?]
we are to [?????????????]
[page 6]
I must now bring
these few lines
to a close it has
just blown taps
out lights So good
night and god bless
you all William
we get no Band
mail hear worth
speaking of

Morning october 16 1862
All is well
Please sende me some
needles and thread [???]

October 15, 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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