General Hospital April 29/63
Dear Sister
I take this oppertunity of informing you
that I received your letter yesterday one of the boys
come from the Regt and fetch them to me and I was
glad to hear from you that you are well and I
would like to be as the same as you I am as about
the same as I was when I wrote to you before
They now have sent me to the General Hospital
Now so it is a gay place hear we get a half a
loaf of Bread a day to eat and some tea or coffee
thair is water be witch we get a cup of soop
thair is hot water with littlel greece through
over it and a peace of meat as big as a walnet for
our dinner so that I thik we get as fat as a mat
on it Well I ante got mutch paper to write on
for this all I have got and I have not got an[y]
sta[m]pes or nothing so I ges i will juit writting
till I can get some paper to write on. Well
the Boys started off day before Yesterday
to the wright and I think they will have
a hot time of it so you may look out
for a big Battel hear they are shooting jus
livley as we can hear them as they are going to
lay 9 Bridges a cross the river so the cannon
are shooting and trying to lay them at Fredricksburg
and I think they will have a hot time of
it we can hear them from hear their is
no news come from the front yet so
that I can tell you about it I will
write to you some time again well I ante in
this Battle any how with out we have
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got to skeddadle out of hear so I wonte
run very fast any how so Good by
to you fore this time and I will write
to you as soon as I can get it some
and tell you all about it as soon as
I can hear or see some one that is from
their so good by from your Brother
Wm A Smith

Directe your letters

General Hospital
1st Division
2nd Army Corps
Near Brooks station
[1] and donte put on the Regt
or the compney
on the letter

  1. Slanted across bottom left margin
April 29, 1863


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


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
General Hospital


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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