[1] 1863
Wednesdat June 24

in [Bewac?] at
aldie va

My Dear wife i
take this opportutny
of wrighting a few lines
to you I hope thay
will find you well as
thay leave us at presant
we hav not had a mail
for two weeks thare has
not bin one left hear
for two weeks so that
i hav not had no
chance to write to you
i wrote one but i
hav nt sent it yet
i send it in this you
must not be uneasy
about us i will write
[page 2]
evry chance i get to
you we hav bin kept
prety buiesy sence i
joind the rigment we
ware up at sneakess [2]
gap on Sunday we feel
back to aldie we
hav bin fighting the
rebles evry day wee hav
not had on hurt in
our rigiment yet all is
quiet just how long
we are gowing to stay
hear i do not know
I do not know what
to make of this moove
nore no one else jow
hooker is very low
now in the eyes of
Soldiers he will hav to
do somthing to get his
name agane
[page 3]
I hav bin dowing
duty ever since i join
the rigiment I think
my cace is dropt as
some that ware corte
martaled when i was
ware read out three
weeks agow I expect
you hav had quiet
i time in Penselvania
when the Rebles first
got thaer it will make
the guverment be a
little Sharper she
has bin to slow we
get wery little news
hear in the mountains
I think we will not
stay hear long we
drove the rebles to the
mountain and then fell
back thay followed us
[page 4]
I will hav to cut
my letter short the
mail gows our this morning
gen Plsenden [2] is in command
I do not think much of
him I wish we had Billey
Averill he [????????????] [3]
all want Billey we
drove them up hear
last fall

giv my loov and respe[?]
to all
[?????????????????????] [4]
from your affectnate
Husband William Band
to his wife M A Band

Transcribed by M. Ellis, November 2014 Snickers Gap, Virginia

  1. Obscured at fold
  2. Obscured at fold
June 24, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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