Camp Near City Poind Nov 16
Dear Father
I take my pen in
my hand to let you know
that i am all well at
pesind and I hop this few
lines may find you in the
same stat of good health
and futher I let you know
that I reciv your leter and
i was very glat to hear
from you and it was 15 cent
in it and I see in your
leter that Ecturne Smith dit
say to you that you shall rite
to me if i now soming about
his Brother he I ditnt now
nothing about his Brother
I dont no whar 202 Regt
lay i dit hear nothing sins
we left Harricburg
[page 2]
And futher I let you
know that I like the
solers life good yet so far
and I was all well
sins we left hoom and
i hop be so when i come
home and futher I let you
know that i build a good
winter house i hat [Chimney?]
in it it very warm but
it is not cole so out hear
we hat nies water out hear
to i thing it not so nice
at hoom no mor in this
time a year And futher I
let you know that i whould
like if you whould sent me
good wolen finger midenes
for this winter you can
cent me that if you put
them in som paper and make
the Adress on a leter
And futher I let you know
[page 3]
that I think we stay
all this winter hear we
hat good times to and we
got plenty to eat to but
if i shure that we stay
hear then i will rite
to Adam Ritter for my
Crismes then you cant
put in something in to
but that is a good times
yet till that tim. And
futher I let you know
that i see in your leter
that you and Joseph
Germon will come out
hear but i thing you beter
stay at hoom i thing you
cant com out hear no
man coulden cam futher
the forts monro and i
see that mother dont
want havit neter
and it cost good deal
[page 4]
money to And
futher I let you know
that the Rebles ar all
still out hear and
i let you know that
our gun boat dit throw
a [450?] Bundr in the
Rebles Batry and the
fire comes in th
Rebles emni chen [1]
and it dit tor evey
thing in Peases buly for
that this is all for
this time soon rite soone
and rite all the news
and i giv my best
respets all my frenes
take the same Adress
Peter Oswald

  1. ammunition
November 16, 1864


Co. H, 209th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lehigh County, PA


Residence (County): 
Lehigh County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Natalie Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
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