April the 17 1865
burks station Deer wife and
child i take the opertunity of riting
a few lines to you hoping that they
will find you in good health as
it leaves me in good health at present
we are on our way back to some
plase, we have beet old lee out
of time and plase too so he ad to
surrender, that you know i supose
by this time the war is over i now
and we will get home some time
the thing caved in all at once we
chased the lad so close he could not
get a way so he give up the day
the surender the Joneys was as
glad as we ware they ware trading
with us all the day such cher
cheering and yelling their never
was before the bigest times ever
was seen underwood was taken
prisner frida before the surender
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so he was not long with them
direct your letters as before
they come all right you wll
hear more news than i can tell you
so i shall not bother to tell very
mutch their is nothing about going
to the ospitil as noonan spoke about
we tried to get their but did not
make out we was not lucky enough
but it is all right so fare now
i ham going to send you some
reb money to look at for the fun
of it the rebs thinks it good for
nothing as well as our selves
you did not send me word
weather you got two dollars
that i sent in metcalfs letter
the same time that i sent yours
i must come to a close for the
present with my best
respects to you all and my
little girl s espesly
so no more at present from
your husband Francis Patrick
i will right again as soon as
we get mooved to sum other place
that will bee in a few days

April 17, 1865


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


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


From State: 


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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