Tuesday Dec 9 1862
Camp Near
Bell Plane VA
Dear Wife I
take this opertunetey
of writing a few
lines to you I
hope thay will
finde you all well
as thay leave us
at present we still
ocupie the same
ground as when I
last wrote to you
thoe we may leave
hear aney day thare
is orders came to camp
this after noon to
be readey to moove
at any momenent
[page 2]
we hav Just receved
orders to draw ten
days rashens to be
readey to moove by
tomorrow at sun
down that is more
rashens than I ever
knew them to ishue
at aney one time
we will carray from
three to five days
rashins in our haversacks
the rest will be
caried in the compneys
wagons I do not know
whare thay can moov
us to without the
rebles leave fredrick
Burg it is reported
that thay are leeving
it . I do not credet
it yet
[page 3]
I hope you hav
receved my last
two letters one dated
the 1 first 3 and third
those glooves you
sent ware to shorte
in the wrist that
is the worst plase
to kep warme of the
whole hand But
we may be well
satesfide with them
as plentey hav not
got none we are
that is our regement
are kept pretey buisey
drill twiste a day
and picket th[r]ee
days at a time and
squradon gows out every
three days it will
be our turn on thurs
day morning
[page 4]
The weather is
pretey colde hear
just now we had
quiet a snow some
few days agow soldering
was never intended for
colde weather we hav
to hug the fire pretey
well to kee our
selves warme we hav
plentey of wood handy
fore cutingit
I wish you all a
merey christmess and
happey New year
giv my loov and
respectes to all
your affectnate
Husband Wm Band
please pay Isaac wilde
ten centes fore mee
one Botle of ink

December 9, 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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