Deep Bottom Thursday Sept 28th 1864
Dear wife
Here we are close to the Battlefield
the whole of our army Corps the 10th commenc
ced to move from where we lay yesterday
at two oclock and we marched all night
Crossed the apimatic River on a pontoon
Bridge and then marched over to the
James River and crossed that on a pontoon
Bridge and halted here within a half
mile of where the Rebs were laying
about 3 oclock this morning after a
forced march there was a great manny
of the Boys fell out By the way But I
stuck to the Regiment and came in
with it all Right But as near give out
as could Be we halted about 3 oclock
and lay down Right in the Road and
in less than five minutes we was fast
asleep the first thing I new was about
daylight when I waked up the [guns?]
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was Roaring on every side of us
for the Ball opend about day light
and in a fiew moments our Boys
came marching in with 19 Rebble
prisoners not our Reg But Some of our
Corps they are fighting away now
like Smoke and driving the Rebs
Before them there is lots of wounded
comeing in all the while But we have
got the Best of them So far anny way
we are 8 miles from Richmond our
Regment haint Ben ordered up yhet
But we dont Know how Soon we will
Be I tell you the guns Roars past
you and our Boys are driveing them
this Soldiering in full I tell
you there is no [????????????]
[this?] no more at present for I got
no time we have Ben on the move
all the time Since we left Phila
and got no letter Since for
we haint Stoped long Enough
Harry Nesbitt

September 28, 1864


Co. F, 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Luzerne County, PA


Residence (County): 
Luzerne County, PA


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Michael Ellis
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