Saturday May 30 / 63

Camp At Potomac
creek station 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
hope you receved my
letter dated the 28 from
aquae creek in wich you
will se that i was to
late fore the Boat
on tusday morning
I just got thare in
time to join our men
I would like to hav
bin thair one day sooner
[page 2]
As i lost my [Portfercue?]
by not being thair my self
I feel very well satesfid
with seing you all
much better then I
have fore some time evry
thing is quiet hear just
now we hav got four
hundred 400 new horses yesterday
in this devision so that
some of us will hav to
gow to our rigment shortly
it is At morrisvill one
of the men came in this
morning with th captain
walsh he has go home
on ferlow fore six 6 days
th Boys are all well
thay are dowing Picket
duty out thair our
our rigment numbers out
thair one hundred and 120 twenty men
[page 3]
Tell William gregg that
oram got that vest[1] all
right he tore the Plates
out of it th Plates are
in our tint now thay are
most to heavy this warme
weather fore soldiers to
I had no troble coming
down hear I did not show
my pass to aney one the
hole time i was away
i have not had one word
said to me I just got
my Pass in time as thare
will be no chance now
john Byram is hear with
us now he has got
now horse so that he was
left behind with th dismout
ed men it is reported that the
troops are mooving hear
[page 4]
evry thing lookes rugh about
hear now I think we
will not stay hear long
Direct you letters same
as you did
Mr William Band
3d PA cav washington
ore elseware
we are sending eighty 80 men
to the rigement in the morn

No more At present From
you Affectnate Husband
William Band To His
Wife Mary Ann Band

  1. A bullet-proof vest
May 30, 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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