Chambers Berg May the 12th 1861

Dear Brother

I thout that i wold wright to you to Day i had nothing

Else to doo them too envelopes you Sent me came handy to

Mee i am well yet the wether is hot today on friday it

Raind the whole day on thursday whe had a parade with the

Whole rigment in town on thursday whe had a flag

Presented to us by the Ladys of the town and yesderday whe

Had another flag presented to us and som more sakes [1] and

Pyes the whole thing was rosted chickens bread pyes bisquets

Pickels &c when whe rasd the first flag Judg Coning ham [2]

Was thare and he held a Speach and yesderday when the other

Flag was rasd thair was an American eagel floo over the

Rigment the 8th righment is lookd at the most down thair

None of the other rigments has got eny thing yet every

Day thair is hundreds of peopel visits yus in our

Rigment thair is about nine hundred men Som times whe

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Are all in the field drilling together in the tent whe

Have a list every day another felow hasto be the working

Water [3] go and get coffee and soop every ten days the turn

Coms on a felow whe have now got powder whe have got

About 22000 catrages whe dont [k]now yet when whe hafto goo

Away yet Mony i have not goot eny yet i am looking

every day for a letter when you wright again wright me

How all the folks are this makes the Sixt letter i think

That i hav sent to you and you only Sent Me one

This paper was nasty to wright with but i had no other

Thair is three regments in our camp and Som in the other camp

On the other side of the town who wants to inlist for three or

Five years can now i wont Stay longer then three months

One is very near around now the time slips around so fast

That i can hardly keep tract of it Mary land has not

Ceceded yet the Stars and stripes are floting thare yet

Briks are plenty down thare the walks in the town

Are all briks when you wright a letter let me

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Now wether you sent that Book and henkchef

Down with Showleys St[u]ff [4] whe are looking every

Day for it give My best Respects to father and Mother

and grand Mother and to war[n]er and his wife my sister

And to peter Brown tell pe[t]er to wright to me too

I hope those lines you w[i]ll Resieve the letters

Seems to lay along the r[oa]d a great deal i will

now close my letter good wrighting you cant expect

Now i will now stop and take a chew of tobaco or take

a Smoke

yours respectiful

J[a] [5] cob Andrea from

yo[u]r brother Frederick Andrea

  1. sakes = cakes
  2. Judge Cunningham
  3. Water = waiter
  4. vertical crease in page obscures several letters
  5. small hole in page
May 12, 1861


Co. G, 8th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Luzerne County, PA


9th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Luzerne County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
November, 2008
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