[1] Marland Edwards
Fary Oct 16th 1861

Dear friend
I fort dat you
Would lite a itle monish it
tomes wary handysome tins and
you said that you was about out
I suppoes that things are very
quite at home I can say that
I am geting along miseley hear
I hope that you are the same
we are plased betwen the cannell
and the potomac river the d = d
rebels are just the other side and
and tha fire rite at us but
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cant hit lime and me
have grate times we go
down the cannell and
go frew a ittle hole and go way
of in the woods and get some chestnuts
and the officers say to us whare
have you ben we tell them we
ben down in the woods Takeing
nap tha say that all rite
but you must not go off we go up
the too path about a ½ mile and see
rebels picet yard and talk with
them we tell them that we are
coming over their in a few days
tha say that rite tha fite for
us tha are most all
irrish and tha say that tha
Want to get in our regment
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When you get his
letter pleas answer
it rite of so that we
may now that the
money has arrived safe
in about three weaks
We shell be pid agane
We shell get to monts pay then
And we can sen you more the
next time that is all that
I have to write this time
Give my love to all of my friends and wish
theirs in return
excuse all mistakes
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[2] Jacob A B Blackington Esq

  1. Patriotic image in upper left corner
  2. Written vertically on right margin
October 16, 1861


Co. F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA


Name Variant: 
“Dear friend”


From State: 
From Note: 
Edward's Ferry

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Felder
Transcription Date: 
May, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2016

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