Camp Essex June 17
St Dennes. ma[r]yland
my Dear wife to Day
Being the aniversary of the
Battle of Bunker hill I thought
i wood write Let you now that
wee Celebrated it out hear wee
ware Caled out at four oclock i
the morning wee Burnt a Large
amount of Powder there was
Some noise here you Better
Believe after Breackfast the
Regiments ware Reveidied By
mager general morce of Boston
the First Regiment of Boston
will Come here to Day i think
wee Shall go from hire Before
Long For the north i have neevr
got anny Letter From From
Frank Hopkinson Did he Direct
it Right has mother got
her Letter
[Page 2]
i have Shaved my wickers [1]
of[f] i was to hot with them
But it is Cool here to Day
we have not got Payed of[f] yet
But we may thiss week i
Shall Send Some home
to you we are Bad of[f] for
Shoe Leather i had a Pair
of tens they hurt my Corns
i gess that Kate would Like
them give my Repect to hear
give my Love to aunt nelson
and all kiss the children
For me write often and
Let me know all, the
traitors have Left harpers
Ferry gen Holt is to much
For them i See by the paper
that they Rang the Bell
in Newburyport For the old
hero But i must close
From your husband
[Page 3]
Joseph Barlow

  1. wickers=whiskers
June 17, 1861


Co. A, 8th Massachusetts Infantry; Co. I, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry
private; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Essex


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
December, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2014

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