[1] Camp
winfeald Scott va
April 24.18.62
Dear wife
sisters and Brothers i now
take the opertunety of
wrighting a few lines to
you hoping thay will
finde you all well as
thay leave us all at
present thare is nouthing
unusel gowing on hear
at present but how long
we may be quiet i will
not say the rebles still
continue to throw shot
and shell in our lines
thay threw quiet a number
yesterday after noone
our boys thought the
ball had opened as thay
ware pretey sharpe
[page 2]
they threw some of
thare shot near general
mc clelan hed qurters some
of our boys ware out
thare as ordleys thay brought
us word what the firing
was we are so fare
back in the woods that
we can not se aney thing
we are three and 3½ half
miles from yorke town
three 3 miles from the
rebles workes I expect
your are awating to
hear that the seadge has
commenced we are alike
your selfs wating fore
it to commence thare
was three prisners fetch in
yestarday thay hav
the opion that thay
will drive us back
thay will finde out
diferent before long
[page 3]
the rebles seeme in
good spirets as wee
can hear thare bands
playing at night thay
play our faverite
tune dixeys land
the girl i left behinde me
It is rumerd that the
right ore left wing
will open on the rebles
this week i hope it may
be true as we get
tired staying in one place
we want to get in
richmond before the
warme weather sets in
we hav had a good
deal of wet weather
the fore parte of this
weke it is verey ded
looking two day It
is rumerd that we are
to be pade to day
i may now before close
[page 4]
Bill campbell tolde
me that it was rumerd
at home that he was
lost i do not know
how such tales as them
gets out he got that
letter from his mother
a few days agow
I wil lnot harley atemp
to tell you what is
gowing on hear as we
hav verey litle chance
of knowing we dare
not leve our camp
grounds onley on speshel
bisness from our comman
commanders it is now
almoste noone this
letter will not be
posted till morning
thare may be some
thing turne up before
that your affecnate
Husband Brother Wm Band

  1. Patriotic illustration with “UNION” at top
April 24, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Winfield Scott


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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