Camp Near Petersburg
August 1st /64
Dear Mother
it is With Plesure
that I address you to Day to
let you now that I am well
and I hope these few lines will
find you the Same it is so very
Warm that it is almost a impossbility
to live I was verry sorry to hear that
Lyman was sick I Would like
to hear from him, Mother I received
your letter on the 30 of July /64 I was
verry glad to hear from you and hear
that you Was Well, Mother we have
had averry hard march sence I ritten
to you We Went from Petersburg and
crossed the James river We had quite
alittle fight We Captured 4 sixety four
of pound canons that is they shot A
64 lb shot
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We captured about one hundard
Prisoners and then we marched
Back to Petersburg and took the frunnt
line and the Next morning We
Blowed up arebel fort [1] the fort had
18 Guns in it and one Bregade of
troops and they wont but four left
to tell the tail When the fourt
went up our canons all opened along
the Whole line and it jard the
Earth so that chunks of our Earth
Works fell down. the air was full of
shells I cant write Eny more
to Day fur we shall move in
afew hours But the plase is Not
Nowen as yet as you told me
Excuse this short letter and I will
try and Do Better for the future
Good By write
George M Crandall
To Matilda H Crandall

  1. The Petersburg Mine Explosion and Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864.
August 1, 1864


Co. C, 2nd Regiment United States Sharpshooters
Residence (County): 
Bradford County, PA


Residence (County): 
Bradford County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
July, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2013

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