Williamsport Md.
July 14the 1863
Dear Mother
I have received your kind
and wellcomed letter and
I was verry happy to
hear from you onst more
we have been in Skermishing
yesderday we was fireing on
the rebs all for noon [1]
and killed and wounded
quet a number of them
and we had but one man
wounded this morning
we was going to tact them
and wen we come to
look the rebs was goon
and now we got them
all out of our soil again
and I think we are going
to have a rest onst
[page 2]
we had verry good luck
in this campaign in Pa
and Md we only had
two men wounded in
our Regt. we had some verry
hard times for the last two
month we layed out everry
night under the open skies
for the last three weeks
in all the rain and we never
had time as long as to
wach our Cloth we are all
covert with dirt but I
think we will have time
now to cleen ourselves
I never thaught that I
could stand what I have
stood the last few
month we have been under
the fire of the enemy nearly
everry day sins the 2 of July
[page 3]
many a ball passed my
ears but the lord spaired
me so far many a
poor soldier had to
die the last few weeks
I am getting so used to this
thing that I dont mind it
at all any more. I hand
got time to write to all
that wrote to me thay must
excuse me for not for i
have a verry poor privelage to
write I am sorry to hear that
Sol is in the army but
I think he will not get
in a fight. Dear mother
remember me in your
prayer and Ill remember you
in my prayer and I hope
the Lord will spare my
my life to get home
[page 4]
I sent my love to yous all
I am well at presant and
hope you are the same
So no more at presant
So much from your affectionate
Son Daniel Faust. write soon
This letter I wrote with
a rebell afficers pen

  1. forenoon
July 14, 1863


Co. H, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry; Co. G, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Schuylkill County, PA


Residence (County): 
Schuylkill County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Shiloh Peters
Transcription Date: 
February, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2012

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