Faison Station NC April 5th 1865
Dear wife
I thought I would write
you a fiew lines to let you know that
I am still in the land of the living
I cant say I am well for I Have got
the Diarea pretty Bad I was taken
yesterday morning I went to the doctor
this morning and got some medi
cine and I guess it will straighten
me up in a day or two you complained
in the last letter I got that I dident
write you Said you Hadent got no
letters for nearly a month I dont
know why it is for I allways
write three or four letters a week
unless I am where I cant when we
are on a march or annything of that
kind there is no chance of writing
But when we are in camp I allways
write Verry [???????????????] [1]
[page 2]
if you would write as often as I do
I would get more letters than I do
you can write Every day just as
well as not and I wish you would
send me more Postage Stamps for I
cant get Enough no way I can fix it
the news is that we are Going to leave
Here on the 10th and march towards
Richmond along with Shermans
forces I dont know How true it is
But I Have no doubt but it is so for
I think our forces will close in
around Richmond and compell
them to come out and fight us or
Starve the news is Here in camp
that Lee and Grant Has Had a fight
I dont know How true it is
well mimy we Have Ben Put Back
in the 10th Army Corpse again so
after this you will Be Shure and direct
your letters To Harrison Nesbitt Co F
203rd Regt PV Washington or
Fortress monroe Either I guess
[page 3]
its no difference which But Be
shure and direct to the 10th army
Corpse for the 24th corpse is in
Virginia I guess all that is
nessisary is Company F 203 Reg
PV 10th army Corps Washington
or fortress monroe Either one
if we Have to march from Here to
Richmond Bt land it will Be a Hard
march for its nearly two Hundred
miles and the sun shines verry
Hot I dont know what we will
do in July and august for its
Hot Enough Here now you said
aunt lanz said that jake
Pringle took His dinner Pail and
went to the coal Bed Elen must
got the upper Hand of Him By that
if you can get a lot of Peach trees
and get them set out this spring
you Better doe it for one years
Growth is a good deal I am glad
Pap set out that cherry tree
[page 4]
you said Bell [2] said she would
Have a goos for me when I come
Home tell Her she must get some
Goos Eggs and Raise a goos to kill
when I come Home She must Raise
it and feed it Herself and we
will Have it stuffed and Baked
I Haint Herd a word from H Conner
Since we left wilmington the
Rest of the Boys are all Right Poor
Andrew Pace He is dead But I told
you of it Before I guess I will
Bring my Scribbling To a close
for this Time dont Be afraid of
Writing too often nor too Long
letters for the more the Better
if you knew How we watch the
mail for letters you would
write oftener than you do
From Harrison Nesbitt
Harrison Nsbitt Co F 203rd Regt
PV 10th Army Corpse Washington DC

  1. Part of last line cut off in photocopy
  2. Their daughter Isabella
April 5, 1865


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


Residence (County): 
Luzerne County, PA


From State: 
North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013
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