[1] Camp Marcy
March 2. 1862
Dear wife
I now sit down to
wright a few lines to
you I hope thay will
finde you all well as
thay leave us at present
I receved your kinde and
welcome letter thy last
friday night I hav the
pleasure of wrighting
this letter in answer
of yours when i wrote
to you [Rea?] last week
I did not expect to
wright to you from hear
as we did expected to
moove from hear
[page 2]
we do not now the minute
we may leave hear it
may be to morrow it
may not be at all
it is rumered that som
of the divisiones hav started
everey thing is in readness
fore a moove we had
two days rashones cooked
last week I think that
thare will be no moove
hear fore several days
as the weather hear is
verey bad it is bin
raning and Snowing hear
now pretey freley i am
on horse garde to day
i do not like to
get on gard on sundays
everey thing is gowing
on about the same
[page 3]
I would like verey
much to see [thedore?]
Blakly if you see
him before he gowes
away tell him he
must come to see
us if he comes to
wasington giv my best
respects to him and
all the rest of the
folkes tell them we
shall be in ricmond
before long ore some
ware else we are
kept one pins now
by our offecers as
thay make us put
our blankets on our
Sadles everey day we
hav fore roles calls
everey day we hav
to put on our
[page 4]
armes every role call
it seemes as if thay could
not finde us enugh to
to do we want to
starte fore richmond
know be fore the warme
weather setes in
thare is some olde farmers
heare that say this is
the hardest winter thay
ever saw in this parte
of the cuntray thay
never saw the winter
so long before
i got richard letter
I must close my
letter at present
from your affectionate
Husband William
Band to his wife
Mary A Band

  1. Patriotic illustration at the top
March 2, 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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