Monday Dec 15.

Camp Near
Falmouth VA
Dear wife I
take this opportunity
of writing a fiw lines
to you I hope thay
will finde you all
well as thay leave us
At present I receved
your letter dat th 6
also one from Hugh
Rea dated the 7 and one
from our Richared
dat the 6 we still
lay in the woodes
whare we came on
thursday night we
are always kept in
redeness fore aney a
[page 2]
I think we are
kept in reserve that
is our Bregade as
thay hav nearley all
the troops across the
river the Bumbarde
ment is still kept
up I beleave we
are geting the better
of them I hear verey
little news from
the frunt that I
can depend on you
will get more news
then mee as the
Reporters hav a better
chance to see and
hear then we hav
we are all alike
offecers and men
not one are alowed
to put a tent up
[page 3]
It is a spring
like day the weather
is butiful we hav
had splendid weather
fore some time it
seams as if the troops
ware faverd with
this wiather I think
it is favering the
Rebles more then we
as thay are not so
well closed as wee
we hav just had a
mounted drill It
is now giting two
o clock so that I
must Bring my
letter to a close
as the mail gows
out about this time
we lay in camp
anciousley awating
news from the battle
[page 4]
we may cross the
river at any time
so that I may not
hav the chance to
write fore severel
days to come
I will write to
Hugh Rea in a
few days I wish
you all a merey christmess and hapey
new year giv my
loov and respts to
all th folks I am
soreay to hear that
th old man is so
unwell good by
and god bless you
all your affectnate
Wm Band

December 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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