Camp. Marcy
Feb 16 1862

wife I now take the
pleasure of wrighting a
few lines to you hoping
thay will finde you all
well as thay leave us at
present. we ware out
scouting on friday
but we sean nouthing
we ware out to
vianna thare was tow
ore three thousand all
to geather we can
never com across them
when we gow out
strong handed
I receved your kinde
and welcome letter
[page 2]
just when we returned
from the scout on
friday night dated the
12 in and was glad to
hear from you I also
recved our Richard
letter at the same time
we hav had good newss
from the burnsides fleet
the men are in good
sprites at the news
that is coming in from
the diferent partes
of the contry we are
of the opion it cannot
last long fore everey
thing is in our favore
we would like to
be doing some thing
in this direcshion
but it may be fore
the better as thay
want to spare life
[page 3]
we get all the news
that is going we get
the enquier everey
day we get the sunday
transcrip also Joseph
Dalton gets the repubilcan
everey weeke so that
we hear all that is
going on our Richard
says thare is a letter
in the republican
from J wiles I sean
it it is a miserable
a fare i wonder at
him wrighting such
letters if you heard
him curse and sware
about our capten you
would wonder whay
he wrote such letters
he wantes to get in
the infentrey agane
he likes it so well
[page 4]
he tells lises [1] in his
letters he says it was
taking from several
letters that he wrote
from to his father I do
not think he will wright
aney more such letters
I hav heard him say
maney a time that he
wished that he was
with his olde capten
agane please sende
me one doller in
your next letter if
you can spare it
as i am run shorte
from your effecnatte
Husband Wm Band
to his wife
M A Band

  1. Lies
February 16, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From State: 
From Note: 
Camp Marcy


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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