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1863
No 32 April 2[?] Whinchester Ky
Dear Wife
As I Nothing Els to dow I write
you another Letter I am as well as Ever
I was and having a Good time But little
To far away from home I Should like
To run in and see you a little while
I have not received but two letters
From you Sence I Left Newport News
But I Sopoes there is as many on the
Way But we do not seem To Git it
if we had not Got our money we should
Ben very hugary our Provisions did not
Come up But it Goes Beging at that we Cane
Buy Evering thing we want to Eat it is
As warm hear as it is in July at home
There is acers of Green Grass and the solders
Siting around Some writing some w reaiding
Some Playing Cards there a Good many
Darkes heare all all slaves it is avery nice
Country But After all I had rather
Be at home there is Nothing like home
[page 2]
If I should Git home I think I
Shuld not Enlist in the serives
I Would rather Be at home diding Clames
there is a Gheart many Log houshes
heare with the Chimly out side and
Some as Nice houshes as there is in Mass
Very Large Brick houshes. there is
But very few houshes heare they have
Custerd Pies hear for 25 ct Ruberd
Pies for 20 ct Apples 2 for 5 ct Oranges 3 for 25 ct
I found the Losengers in vest Pocket
But did not receive Eny By Maill
Slaves are very Low thoes that Whould
Bring on thousands dollars 2 years ago
Are worth $3.00. hundred and Less
there was a woman Sold the other
day heare in the viladge for one cent
Ask the Boys if I had not Buy a darky
Boy i doint think my Letters are vey
Intearesting But you New me before
Now
[page 3]
When you Git that Picture I Guss
you Laugh some. I Should like the
Childrens soon as you have a Chanc
I Soppoes they have Alterd a Good
deal I want to have them I taken
With ther hats on and I will Send
thes Back they want Cleaing Very Much
they Got Soiled Coming over the
Mountains Larst fall we did not Git
to Eat mount Steriling Smoked Pork
And hard tack sho[r]t at that
one or two days mostly on Parched
Cornes there was 30.000. rations at Paris
When we Left we walked it in
one day and they did not Git till
day we Left some of them Come
they have not Come Now we not
had E[n]y Sugar dealt out for Several
days if we not Git our Money we
fard hard. we Stole the Corne from the
horshes

Date: 
Date Note: 
April 2[?], 1863

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. H, 35th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA

From

From State: 
Kentucky
From Municipality: 

To

To State: 
Massachusetts
To Municipality: 
To County: 
Norfolk

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Rachel Flynn
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
Proofer: 
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2014

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