Monday Aprill 6 18.63

Camp Near Falmout

My Dear Wife
I take this opportunty
of writing a few lines
to you I hope thay
will find you all
well as thay leave
us At present
I receved your note
dated the 28 and paper
last night dated the 29
we hav had some rough
weather thease last few
days saturday night it
commenced to snow and
continued till sunday
it then commenced to
rain and hail and
blow and snow
[page 2]
it was as coaled as
any days we hav had
this winter it is very
cloady to day looks
like rain the roads
ware in are pretty
fair way fore drying
up but these last
few days will throw
them back agane the
old troops want to be
dowing somthing towards
puting thing this thing
to and end the nine
months men are all
wishing fore rain so
that the armey cannot
moove till thare thare
time is out I would
like to se the army
moove to giv them
a chance before thay
go home this spring
[page 3]
thare is a grand revew
coming of[f] to day
abram lincolen presendin
of the united states is to revew
them to day at Falmout[h]
our division is all
out thare the news in
yesterday paper is not
so good from vicks
burg I am afrad
that thay will get our
fleet in the missippia
river thare is a grade
deal to be looked at
out thare our men
will hav to worke [very?]
cosusley 12 o clock Thay hav just
fired a salute in
oner of the presedent
twenty one 21 guns the
bands are playing
natinal aers and cheerig
we can hear them quit
plain hear three 3 miles
[page 4]
the regment has just
came back the boys
say that old abe looks
bad quiet pale
he was laughing all
the time the revew
was gowing on he
seasms to be in good
spirites I onley hope
he may liv to see this
setled god grand that he
o 7clock
April 7 Morning seven o
I receved your letter last
night dated the 2 April

I sent you lock of hair
som few days agow
I send it all now
your affectionate
Husband William Band
to his Wife
Mary Ann Band

April 6, 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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