Thursday March the 5

Camp Near
Falmouth VA
My Dear Wife
I tak this opportunety
of writing A few lines
to you I hope thay
will find you all
well as thay leave
us At Present I
receved you kind
and welcome letter
dated the 23 Feb last
Friday Also your
hankerchiff and Diary
in which I am very
well pleased with
It would hav don
A lettel Biger But
you could not get
one so I am satesfide
[page 2]
I Am glad to
hear that wages has
got higher that is A
good sine But the
peapel neede it as
provisiones has got so
high when I hear that
you are doing with
out your coffee I shall
think it high time fore
uncel sam to rais my
pay you must not
hav under stood my
letter you say that
thair is five of us
and want to know
how i lik my new
Bed fellow thair has
Bin nun But Bill [1] and
mee togeather since we
came hear Bill is A
very Poore Bedfelow
[page 3]
As he lays All dubled
up in a Heap I pitty
his wife as she will not
be abel to get near
hime to keepe her self
warme in winter I
often tell him I
would rather sleepe
with his sister then
him Am I right
this is that loove
letter soaft soap ha
ha ha thiss is when the
laugh coms in Anna
Howard says I will
git out of [anseat?] with you
not so as long as you
keepe away from those
soldiers At the hospital
I hear that thair will
bee more soldiers then
uncle sam knows what
to do with about thair soon
[page 4]
I will walk in and
catch you and anna
sleeping togeather some night
I expect you two sleepe
spoone fashen It would
be hard to get betwixt
you two that is you and
anna Howard I receved
A letter from Hugh Rea
last night also A paper
from you poasted Feb 11
I Am still under Arest
so that I hav got time
to think of som foolish
to wright excuse this foolish
letter fore once Giv my
loov and respectes to All
the Folks Perticuler to
[Alex B?]
your Affectnate Husband
William Band to his
Wife Mary Ann Band
Boath of upland . Del . Co. PA
[page 5]
Thursday March the 5

The weather is very cold
hiar thease last few
days it beginns to look
like spring to hear
the Black Birds everey
morning we are glad
to hear them sing
it look lik good weather
comming our mail coms
very unregler just now
thay had to gow to
Washington and fetch
this last mail we

William Band

  1. His brother-in-law, Pvt. William H. Martin
March 5, 1863


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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