Feb 15 1862
Dear Brother i
received your kind and welc
ome letter to day and i was
happy to hear that you was all well
at present and i hope that
those few lines will find
you the same i have got
some news to write to day
but i will be brief in
writing to day for it is a
bad day and the tent is
full so you will excuse
my well John the old
woman is picking geese up [1]
above i guess for the feathers
fly like thunder to day
[page 2]
in Virginia i suppose that
the wether is fair you
but i never saw the
snow fall faster in my
life then it does here to
day and i Think we will
have a black river [Thaw?]
Three foot of snow, our
Colonel has had us out
of our tents in the storm
to read us a dispatch that
was sent to him it was
good news for us and we
all huddled around him
like a flock of sheep and
he red it to us it ran as
folows that our forces had
taken fort donalson and
Captured four thousand rebels
besides a large amount of guns
and aminition
[page 3]
and our men in Kentucky had a battle
and Cptured 17 Commisioned
ficers and 1,50 privates of
the rebels and our oficers
Think that we will go
to kentucky in a few
days such news Cheerd
us up and we all gave them
Cheers it would deafen you
to hear us yell but i
will close now i was glad
to hear from Billey for
i have not had a letter from
him since he left anapolis
and if i dont get one befo
re long i will write to him
i had a letter from the
north and Uncle Gariet
Kenny is to Uncle Israles
Conklins this winter so
ends the first Chapter.
Anson, W, Hutchinson
[2] Alexandria Via
Camp Newton Co B, 32nd Regimet

  1. it is snowing
  2. most of the page consists of a printed patriotic son “Hero’s Memento”
February 2, 1862


Name Variant: 
Anson W. Hutchinson
Co. B, 32nd New York Infantry
Residence (County): 
Fulton County, NY


Name Variant: 
Brother of Aaron W. Hutchinson
Residence (County): 
Fulton County, NY


From State: 


To State: 
New York
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Kelly Baker
Transcription Date: 
January, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2015

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