Camp Near Falmouth Feb 11th/63

Dear Sister
I take this oppertunity of inform
you that I received you Letter day
be for yesterday and I thave bin sick
and ante bin abel to write to you
any sooner but I am better to
day you asked me how I like the
Niggers Buisness I tell you
wat I think of It in shorte
words to hell with the
Niggers I did not come out
to fight for Niggers I come
to fight for the flag and
for the Union In sted of going
to free Niggers and down
at Fort Royle they think a
Niggers is better than white
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Man and I donte thing mutch
of that for I would shoote
one as quick as wink if he
give me any sase and he
would not now wate hirte
him and I would not think
nothing of it. Well I got a letter
from Frank the other day and
he said that Nigger Rigt
is thought of more than the
Whites He said he was well
that he had just come off of
Garde wen he wrote to me.
Well Moley I sent a Furlow
in this morning on a Docter
Cirtifect for (30) day to come
home and I gess I wile get
it and be in Phila in a
week or so
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and can tell you more
a bout it wen I see you
I have not a darne cent
about me and I gess I
have got some friends hear
to help me through eny
Now so Good by from
Your Brother Wm. A. Smith
Co A 116 Battalient
Irish Bregade

February 11, 1863


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


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Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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