Camp Near Petersburg va
August 8th /64
Dear Brother Simon
it is with
the greatest of Plesure that I address you
this Eavning to let you Now that
I am Well your kind and Wellcome letter
Came at hand last Eavning I Was verry
glad to hear that you had been transferd
to york Pa I Was surprised to hear that
you wound had healed I am afraid it
has heald up to Soon Simon you say
you are lonesome Where you are I suppose
you are I Now how to appreciate you in your
scircumstances but I Will say this for your
own good to Be contented Where ever you are
and stay away from your Co as long
as you Can Git transfured in the
invelid corps if you can for it would
Be far Better then the frunt aspisialy
after having tried at the frunt
[Page 2]
I saw Joseph [1] and the Capt about
arecomend for you afurlow Joseph
sed he would do all he could to Git
you afurlow I guess Myself and the
Capt will make it out to Night
and you can look for it in the Next
mail and I hope it will help you to
Git afurlow you must ask the head
surgeon if there has Eny papers come there
for you he mint keep it some time before
informing you if you Did Not ask
the Largest part of our Corps has been
Payed of[f] two Bregades in our Division
that leaves our Bregade Not payed and the
Devil Nows for I Dont when it will be
Payed Michael is on the Bead he is well
and injoying himself as well as could
Be expected I hear that Mother has
Not received one word from me sence
my return to the reg I have ritten no
less than 8 letters to her sence you
Was Wounded I think there is
[Page 3]
Smthing verry quear about my letters Not
reaching her I written to her last Eavning
and mailed it at North Smithfield in
care of Cynthia E Crandall, so as to
see if he cant git my letters Simon
it is verry Dry and Warm, Simon We
have had amarch our corps started on the
Eavning of the 26 of July. we marched all Night
and crossed the James river at Day light
and throwed out our pickets as soon as we
crossed the river the rebs was right in our
frunt the 110 and 77 Pa vol charged on the
rebs and took some prisoners and 4 picies
of canon I cant write Eny more
this Eavning so Good By from your
affectionate Brother
Geo M Crandall
To Simon Crandall
simon we expect to move so
you Nedent look for your recomend
But if we Dont move you will
Git it so good By
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We stayed ofer the river one Night
and then came Back to our old camp
But the talk is that we will move
tomorrow so good By write as soon
as you can for I am ancious
to hear from you

  1. Their cousin, Joseph Brown
August 8, 1864


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


o. C, 171st Pennsylvania (Drafted Militia); Co. C, 2nd Regiment U. S. Sharpshooters; Co. C, 105th Pennsylvania Infantry
corporal; private
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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