Saratoga april the 12th 1864
Dear Mother I wrote you
a letter about a week a
go but i didnt have a
post age stamp to put on
it but i put soldiers
letter on it and sent it
but i dident know wether
you got it or not so i
thought i would write you
a few lines to let you no
that i am well and hope
these few lines will find
you the same. tell lucy that
that letter she sent by
me to put in the pos ofice but i
forgot to put it in.
and took it clear to troy
before i thought of it so i
put it in there so i
guess that [ ell?] has got it
by this time. some of the
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ridgement expects to get
paid off to day but i
dont know wether they
will or not but if they
do they expect to go off
thursday but i dont know
wether i will go or not.
harvy wilber has deserted
because they wouldt give
him a furlow but i guess
i will stop writing with
a pen and write the rest
in pencil the paper
hant good for nothing.
[page 3]
tell Hev to write to
me. write to me and tell
me how Jake is getting a
long. there has been
about 8 hundred in this
ridgement and there about
4 hundred deserted so i guess
that this ridgement wont
get filled up very soon.
but i dont know as i can
think of any more this
time so good by for this
time write as soon as you
get this direct your
letter to saratoga

April 12, 1864


U. S. Navy
Residence (County): 
Broome County, NY


Residence (County): 
Broome County, NY


From State: 
New York
From County: 


To State: 
New York
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Amanda Conner
Transcription Date: 
February, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2015

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