Tusday March 11 1863

Camp Near
Falmouth VA
My Dear Wife
I take this opptune
of writing A few
lines to you I
hope thay will finde
you all well as thay
leave us At present
I receved your kind
letter dated the 3 March and
was glad to hear that
you ware all well
I did not answer it
as you wished mee
to do As i had two
letters on the road fore
you At the time thiss
is my last stamp so
that you will send
me some plese
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you want to know
if wee get the papers
know we do thay
ware stopt a few days
But thay come regler every
day know the philadlphia
inquirer new yorke
harld thay charge us
ten cents fore the papers
hear so that it is
to dear to By one
evey day thare is
generely on in the
compney evry day
thare is very littel
news in the papers now
it is all rumers thoe
we may expect some
stering news before
lond it looks like
Bad weather hear just
now it is snowing prety
freeley with rain
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It looks as if thare
would be a foreward
moovement hear befor
long as everything is kept
in rednes fore a moove
thay are dowing away
with the teams in our
rigment and giting
pack mules in stead
we hav got four pack
mules to our compney
thare is to be one
mule fore every
sixteen 16 men in the
regment I do not think
much of them I am
Afrade that we shall
hav to gow with out
meney A meal we had
one last summer we
lost our grub severel
timse thay will not carry
much fifty ore a 100 hundred
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I am still under arest
I do nouthing onley take
care of my horse I
see very littel singne[s?] [1]
of geting A ferlough thare
has not bin one in our
compny yet nearly all
the others compneys hav
had three 3 and six 6
Bill campbell is in the
compney now he says that
he wrote two letters to
his mouther he wrote
one the other day when
i told him I got A
letter from Hugh Rea
the other day Giv my
loov and respects to all
the folds
you Affectnate
Husband William Band

  1. signs?
March 11, 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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