Saturday Aprill 18 / 63

In camp at Dumfriess
My Dear wife
I take this opportunity
of writing A few
lines to you I hope
thay will find you all
well as thay leave me
At present you
will hav sean in my
last letter dated the 13
April that the rigment
Broke camp on monday
and that all the dismounte[d]
men ware left behind
we left thare on wednesdy
and stopt at stafford
court Hous that night
we left staford next
[page 2]
morning and proceaded
to Dumfriess we shall
probley stay hear
in this neaberhood some
days we had A rugh
time giting hear as
it rained all the first
day we marched the
roads ware afull I
never sean them much
worse I sade in my
last letter that thare
was fifty of us thare
is nearley one hundred
and 1.50 fifty men of our
rigment thar is some
out of all our division
about five hundred
men hear some left
[page 3]
you will hav heard
that our cavalry had
some warm wirk
with the rebles since
thay left us I
would like to hear
from them I do not
know how we will
make out fore the
mail hear yet this
is a rugh littel vilige
these houses look as if
thay ware built in
adams days thay are
nearly all frame it
has bin a nice place
once it contained nine 9
thousand inhabetance eigh 18
teen years agow it is now
200 hundred
[page 4]
we are twenty five
mile from elexandria
I hear that our boys
are all well non
heart in our rigment

No more At present
from your affictnate
William Band To
his Wife M A Band

April 18, 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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