[1] Washington June 30, 1861 [2]
Dear woman with thank
fulnes to Almity God
for the protection of my
life up to the preasent
i for the first time have
an oportunity to write you a few
lins , last monday eavning i arivde
at Camp Morgan and found that
the 28 Rigement was gone 4 hours
watt what to do i did not know, but
i fond the 16 Rigerment of N.Y.St
Volunteers in the Camp & under Marching
orders for the Night negst day & i liked
Colonel Davis wall so i lestad [3] in their
Rigerment & is wall Satisfide the are
larger and hartyer set of man than
i have yet seen in Rigament ,
thurs day after noon wee broc Camp
to mach thru Albany 4 mails to
the Steamboat to take us to New York
[page 2]
Wee landed at New York Wednesday
at 10,oClock & paraded thrue the City arived
at peer No. 2 to tack Steamboat for
[line inserted] if you git New York tribune daeley of the 27 of June you can see
Elizabeth town than by Cars to Washington
but wee was delayde untill the nagst
day night 10 o Clock whan wee started
for Elizabath Town from there via Harris
bourg & Baltamore ariving at Washington
Satuerday the 29 where wee now are
i and all of us are vere tirde having
not slept sinse wee started on the Cars
& last knite & now i am on garde but
expect to be realevide sun, for i have
to Write on my blancet on the gound
for a tabel which is not very good
writing, but convience is nothing to dute,
and now my dear Woman lat trouble
overcom you trust in God for your Strength
and pray for me that he in his great
wold let me come bac to you onse
more for i Should like to see all
onse more and then i am satisfaid
to die, Henry Linborgh will
[page 3]
see to you and heap you untill
i can send you some money, for so
far i have not seen any nassary use
for money exepting for tobaco & writing
matearial & Stamps, & Should i sune
bee cald on to fase the eneme Whith i dont
think probable yet for copple of weeks
but should the order come for Marching
i gladly go to the feald to protact the
contrey and my famly for i am more
impreast with the Justes of the cuose sens
i come here, and shoulde i fall the U.S.
Gonverment will provide for you well,
i have not as yet bin outside the
Camp and have kno desire exepting to
go to Chur Meating and probable shall
if it dont rians to hard, i think i
Shall have time to see the Capitol,
i have bin in as good healt ever siens
i startade and if it continues as it has
i Shall bee every thankfull an com back
inproved in heart and strenght.
[page 4]
I must close for the Reavele is beating
tell the Children all to bee dutiful
and obediant to you for mee,
kiss them all for mee libbe
Robert, Henry, & George,
tell Hiram to doe the best hee
can, if hee, cant make the
heeast Wadges not to dispare
Write to mee as soon you git this
My best riespect to all my frinds
From yours Afectionate,
Francis A. Englehart
Write to
Francis A Englehart
Wha Washington D.C.
in Care of. Capt. Gibson
16 Regiment N. Y. Volantaers

  1. patriotic illustration at top left of page
  2. the regiment left Albany on June 27
  3. lestad = enlisted
June 30, 1861


Co. H, 16th New York Infantry
Residence (County): 
Niagara County, NY


Residence (County): 
Niagara County, NY


From State: 
District Of Columbia


To State: 
New York
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
July, 2010

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