Uptons Hill Oct [1861]

Dear Mother i recieved
your letter last weeke
and i was glad to here
from you and to here
that you are all well and
i am well but there is
some of the boys has got
the fev fever and auger [1]
it is a geting cold here
now for we had a frost
last night for the
fis first and it is
a nice day to day we was out
on picket and we had
to stay 48 hours and it
was some cold them
nights we was out about
9 miles from our
camp but we dide not see
eny rebels there we have
got our fort done now
[page 2]
and they call it fort
Upton it has got 4
guns in it now and
there will bee 4 more
So[o]n now they are 24 pounders
i suppose that you
have very cold wether
up there now and
hard frost we have got
a new drummer and
fifer and we ha[v]e go[o]d
time now they are from
albany i think we
will have a band soon
for the cornel is a
coming home next
wheek and he will
get it and we will
have a good time then
nomore at present
and my respect to all
from your afectionte
Son C A Simmons

  1. auger = ague
Date Note: 
October 1861


Co. I, 30th New York Infantry
Residence (County): 
Rensselaer County, NY


Name Variant: 
Mother of Charles A. Simmons
Residence (County): 
Rensselaer County, NY


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
New York
To County: 

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