Col Averal
Camp [maxcey?]
November 3 1861
my dear wife
i take the pleasure
of wighting a few
lines to let you
now that we are
all well hoping this
will finde you all
the same it is now
clearing of[f] after a
terebale wet storme
of twentey fore
houres harde raning
we ware verey
near drouned out
sum of them had
thair tents bloun
down in the midle
of the night while
[page 2]
the rane was coming
down in torents
but the boys stood
it till morning
it has bin a miserable
sunday it being so
mudday we harley
now when sunday
cums hear i was
just out side of
the camp when i
heard the tone of
the church bell
wich gave me to know
that it was sunday
it put me in mind
of olde times
I got your letter
and tribune last
night we get new
yorke papers
[page 3]
I bought a daley
tribune this morning
we get washingtone
papers hear everey
day but the others
only comes once and
a wile we expect
to be pade in a
few days i hope
you will not get
tight when we get
pade of
we hav not herd
of them things
yet I am killing
two birds with
one stone by sending
this letter as my
stamps hav run
out i beged this
[page 4]
the boys will
all wright in a
few days bill
Campbell will
wright to his
mouther in a day or
two giv this to my
[Derect?] your
letters to Camp
marcey Capt gram
Co [???]
light Cavelry

William Band

November 3, 1861


Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

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