Aug 24th 1863
Camp near New Baltimore Va.
Dear Mother I have received
your kind and verry wellcomed
letter and I am sorry to hear
that you are still sick yacht
and that you have been sick
so long I never had any idea
that you was as low as I
learned in the last letter that
you have been. the way they have
been writeing to me I thought
you mearly felt bad or had
a bad cold if ever one gets
sick again after this
I would like to hear more
about it but I hope we will
all keep our health till we can
all see each other again
I think this war is nearly played
out so that I can onst more
get home to my friends
[page 2]
Dear Mother I hope till [1] this
letter comes to your hand it
will find you well again
as it leaves me at the presant time.
I dont know much news to
write to you beein we havend
done any thing for over a month
we have verry good times now
while we lay in Camp and I
think the hardesd pard of the
work is done if we succeed
in capturing Charlestown I think
then we have fought our
last battle the Rebells are
getting greadly demoralised
and thay are all tired of war
as well as we are and agread
deal more so. so no more at
presant write soon again I am
always anxious to hear from you
so much from your affectionate
Son Daniel Faust
[page 3]
[2] pleas tell me in the next letter where
Jacob Everitt is now if you know

Aug 25th 1863
Dear sister Rosayna
I have received your kind and
wellcomed letter and I
was verry happy to hear that
you are still enjoying good
health. I was glad to hear that
the story that was told about
yasent true I will now tell
you where come from I spose
you know H.J. Eveland
his sister was in Mahanoy
at Boyers and s[h]e wrote to
Hen [3] that s[h]e seen Rosey
Faust that s[h]e was at
Boyers and told him all that
stuff and Rosey told her
that she new her Brother
well and that made me
think that it was you
and I thought it was no
harm in telling you I
was glad to hear that it wasend
[page 4]
you. and I am pleased to
hear that you are
not with bad company and
if I stay well and if what
I earn while I am here will
keep you and mother I want
you to stay with her and not
be other people['s] lackey [4] Sarah
I spose is used well where she is
I would like to have your and
mothers Portagragh or Ampratype [5]
as ever you can get it. I would
sent my Ampratype to you but
thay charge a Dollar and a quarter
for one and that is most to much
to pay I have sent one to Catharine
that was taken verry good thay take
them agread deal better now then
thay did wen I got that one that I
sent home. you need not sent
any paper to me there are plenty
Sutlers here now that I can buy
it as cheap as you get it at
home. we have been on Picket three
days last week and we got plenty of
rosten ears [6] and appels and such
like we can forage what ever we
want here in this part of the country
the People are all sesesh here. I must
now come to a close the sheet is full
you must soon write soon so no
more at presant
Daniel Faust to Rosey

  1. till = before, by the time
  2. Added in upper right of page
  3. Hen = Henry
  4. Rosanah worked as a domestic
  5. Photograph or ambrotype
  6. roasting ears
August 24, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Schuylkill County, PA
Name Variant: 
“Dear Sister”
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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