wed December the 8 1864
Deer wife and child i take
the opertunity of riting to you
hoping that they will find you
in good health as it leaves me
in good health at present i resce
veid your letter the 3 of the
month but did not i rite because
whe have been moveing from
the front of petersburg 4 or 5
miles on the left of our lines direct
your letters as before and i have
not ad mutch time to rite before
i was to work bilding me a shanty
on sunday and who should look
in but charly youngs he is in the 146
and he looked first best he had on
a new suit and he looked cleen
for this cuntry i see tom noonan
the same day i saw John underwood
a day or since he looked very well
harrison is very well their is a good
deel of moving round now i think
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their will be a rush soon
but i dont know ware
but never mind lete it come
i supose we have to do it some
time or another since we moved
down hear the lads as deserted
a great deel faster from our army
than the Joneys as com to ours
and if they try to run it this
next sumer summer they will
find they will desert before they
will fight as they have done
not by any meens i think they
better settle the thing without
fiting any more becauce i think
they will have to do it at last
you can send me all the news
you they will bee very acceptabel
a newspaper is very good once in
wile i must clause for this time
with my respects to all and my
little girl to rite soon i will rite
wen i find time again so good
by for the present F Patrick

December 8, 1864


Co. A, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Oneida County, NY


Residence (County): 
Oneida County, NY
Residence (County): 
Oneida County, NY


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
New York
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Kristen Carroll
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

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