New York April 17th 1864
Dear Mother i received
your letter day before yesterday and
was glad to hear from you we
moved yesterday to new york.
we was musterd the other day
and i got throat out but i am
to new york now and i guess i
get in now. the rest of the ridgement
has gone to washington and i guess
that i will start to morrow if
i get in so you need not write
till you hear from me again.
i will write as soon as i get
to a stopping place. i think that
i will get my bounty to morrow
if i do i will send it to you.
you say that Joe Ames is dead but
i guess that you mean Jim Ames
because hese the one that got hurt
new york is a big place.
i believe if i got in it once alone
that i wuldt get out again.
tell father that i will write to
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as soon as i get time tell
louisa to write to me.
well mother i have had a ride
on a steamboat i rode from
albenny to new york we started
last night as seven o clock
last night and got here about six o clock
this morning. i guess that i
cant think of any more this
time so good by for this
time i will write as quick
as i go away from here.

April 17, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Broome County, NY


From State: 
New York


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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