Upland Nov th 8 1861
my Dear Husband
I now write a few lins to you hopeing they
will find you in good health as thay
us at prasent this is my seckond letter
this week I recived your letter that cam
in Michel Dalton he brought it over to me
and I was glad to get it I got your
your other letter the day before you told
me not to get tite when you got pade
off well I wount if you dont send me
aney money I ant got enof I think I
shall have to goe to work soone we had
a verey havey storm a gain on wedensday
night and I thougt about you I think
it must be hard on you I want you to
take as much care of your self as you can
I wish you could get them shirts
thay would be so warm for you now
their is a grate maney troops going
don to day people are very anxious to
hear the new I will send you to days
paper with this letter and some stamps
I will send you more in the next write
to me often for Mrs Eliot sayes I never
laugh onely when I get a letter from you
[page 2]
[tell our?] Well [??] write and tell us if he
wants post stamps tell him that thir
is som [???] in that bundal for him
so good buy and God bless you
I remain your affection wife

Mary A Band

[1]Camp Mearcy
November 15 1861
giv my best respects
to all the folkes
tell them we are all
well and in the best
of sperets
il hav not got them
clippers yet there is a
grate meney papers misses
the soldgers
you must not think
think that i am short
of paper i hav plenty

  1. William Band to Mary Ann Band: they used the same sheet
November 8, 1861


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


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To Note: 
Camp Mearcy

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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