Washington Harewood Hospital
March 17
Dear Father
I take my pen
in my hand to Let you
know that i am all well
at presind I hoop that
thies few Lines may find
you all at hoom the same
And futher I let you know
that i did ricve your Letter
to day wich I was glat to
hear from you And I dit
right you a Letter to days ago
I thaught you woulden ricve
my Last Letter. And futher
I Let you know that i dit
reciv your Letter and it was
a doller money in it and
then you thought i could by
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me butter that is so it
caus good Leal [1] to sent
box hear And futher I
Let you know that we hat
good news our man dit
Capture 360.000 barls of powder
that make ous all good help
A destraw 43 guns thar
we can giv another Cheere
for that And futher I Let
you know that i hat a
Choop [2] hear in this Hospidal
I hat a choop by de Dockter
but the Dockter dit go away
this week now is am nurs
agen to keep the ward clean
And futher I let you know
that we hat a man in the
ward with the Leg off but
it is puty near heal up
and one is wounde in the
Leg at the Shinboon And
Futher I let you know that
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that it is nice Hospidal
hear but at City Poind it
is a bluty Hospidal whar i
was the first time And
futher i let you know that
we git Paid the nex week
I Thing two months pay
then i will sent some hoom
so much as i got to spare
And futher i Let you know
that we hat a churge hear
that we hat meeten 3 times
a week and pray meten 9 times
a week And every Thing is
nice fix up I cantell you that
So i my must come to a
Close for this time And I
giv my best Respect to
gess Sniter and to his wife
Sarah So ride soon and dont
forget: from your son Peter Oswald
Harewood Hosp
Ward 14th

  1. Lead = deal
  2. Choop = job?
March 17, 1865


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


Residence (County): 
Lehigh County, PA


From State: 
District Of Columbia
From Note: 
Washington Harewood Hospital


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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