Fairefax Oct 5 /62
Dear Father & Mother
I take this opperunity of
in forming you that I am
well a presant and I hope thes
few lines will finde you the
same As I am in Dixkey
now I have not got any
worde from home since I
left Phila I have sent 2
litters I have not got any
yet donte now wether you
are dead are a live. Well I
have travled about 150 miles
on foot the first 8 . 9 Dayes
first we went to Arlington
hights after we left Washington
then to fort crege the [??]
in 2[5?] mile of Poolville and
then back to Washington
then to Tinnelltowen and
[page 2]
then to Gorgetown the[n] to forte
Corckin about 5 miles from
Gorgtown then to Farefax
and now we Expec to go
to Harpers Feary that is about
70 miles from hear I cant
rite much fore I have the
team to ten to Fore I am
[????] drive team now
halling the Stafe Offercis
things now . I have 4 little
mules hear all green and
never had a halter on be
fore I got them and pape
nose wat they are. so
I must stop for they are
colling fore the teams to
hitch up. so Good by to
all give my love to all
Anne & Mary and Franke
and Tommey
From your Sone
William A Smith
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Send your letters to
Washington D.C or
Compney D 116 Reg
Capt Wm A Peet

October 5, 1862


Co. D, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Philadelphia County, PA


Residence (County): 
Chester County, PA
Residence (County): 
Chester County, PA


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Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
October, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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