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Camp Sherman Sept 11th 1861 Dear Father & Mother A soldier's life is hard for any one who does not like it, But as luck will have it I like to endure the hardships of it. We are encamped at Fort Hamilton Long Island. We have a splendid view of…

Camp Sprague Sept 17/61 Dear Father & Mother, I am very sorry I did not receive an answer to my letter before I left Camp Sherman. I am in the renowed place that you and I have heard so much about and what is far more supprising I am in the very…

Camp Sherman Sept 20th 1861 Dear Father & Mother I suppose it will supprise you some to see that I am back to Fort Hamilton. We arrived here last night about 11 Oclock and a set of madder men you never saw to think that we had to come back…

Camp Sherman Wednesday Sept 25 1861 Dear Father, I never had anything please me so much as your letter pleased me. I had to study quite hard as you know to make it out as you know but I read every word of it before I went to sleep. I received three…

Camp Sherman Sunday Sept 29th 1861 Dear Aunt Mary, I received very, very, much welcomed letter last night I see by the address on the out side of the letter. To day is a lovely day and no mistake I will tell you how we are occupied on the sabbath.…

Oct 2nd Went to the city of New York and visited Barnum's Museum. I took my dinner at the Fulton Market. Oct 4th Today I drilled a squad of men for the first time. Did not make a single mistake Oct 7th To day our regiment were presented witha…

Camp Sherman Oct 4th 1861 Dear Mother, I received my box last night. And my letter with the money on Monday night. I was on guard that night and you do not know how it livened me up. Charlie Munroe say that if I do not stop growing fat he is going…

Camp Sherman Oct 8th 1861 Dear Aunt, Your letter I received when I opened my box and I am very much obliged to you for that shiner I should to have you tell me whether there were one or two pieces of money in there. I am growing fat and handsome…

Camp Sherman Oct 9th 1861 Dear Coz, I received two letters from you last night and newspaper Monday. What I wanted to know the most about that money you did not write I want to know whether there was one or two pieces. It is about six oclock in the…

Camp Hamilton Oct 16th 1861 Dear Father, Mother, Cousin JC I suppose you will be very glad to hear from me. Well I will tell you where I am. Our regiment is encamped up a small bay back of Fortress Munroe and about eight miles from Newport News.…

Camp Sprague Oct 16th/61 Dear Uncle & Aunt, I take this opportunity to inform you where I am and what I am doing. We had a tedious journey from Providence to this place which lasted three days and nights. I cannot describe the feelings of my…

Nov 16th 1861 Hilton Head Dear Mother, I cousin Ursula's letter this morning while I was at work on one of the cannon taken from the rebels. The engagement commenced on the 7th about 10 oclock and lasted until three when down came the rebel flag…

Fort Wells, Hilton Head, S.C. Nov 17th 1861 Dear Parents, I wrote you one letter yesterday as as I have got another sheet of paper and letter stamp by begging pretty hard I thought I would write another today. I suppose you did not forgeet that…

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Fort Wells Hilton Head S.C. Nov 22nd 1861. Dear Father, I have received my box. It arrived here yesterday but I cannot stop to write about that now this is for another purpose. And now I want to know if you have received my money. And next if I want…

Hilton Head For Wells S.C. Nov 19th 1861 Dear Father, I have at last received some money as of course do see. I send you enclosed in this letter $20.00. Whis I wish you to carry any to the savings Bank for me. And if I should never return home I…

Fort Wells Hilton Head Nov 24th 1861 Dear Aunty, Thinking you would like to hear from me. I take this opportunity to send you a few lines. I received my box Thursday morn. And I am very much obliged to you for what you sent me. Everything that was…

Hilton Head Fort Wells S.C. Nov 30th 1861. Dear Mother, I felt rather lonesome the other day when the mail came in to see most all the boys receive a letter from home bu me. But I hope to receive one by the next steamer. I received my box the other…

Fort Wells, Hilton Head S.C. Dec 2nd 1861. Dear Father, I wish you could have been in the quarters of Co A last night. It was about eight oclock and I in company with fourteen others had just returned from picket guard. We left camp Saturday…

Fort Wells, Hilton Head S.C. Dec 2nd 1861. Dear Coz, I have just come from my supper of hard bread, boiled pork & a cup of strong coffee. And feeling quite strong in heart and hand after such a splendid meal I feel as though I could write over…

Fort Welles Hilton Head S.C. Dec 3rd 1861. Dear Coz, I hope you will not feel offended at the way in which I send this small note I think it is good enough although you may not. And I have something which I want to let out folks know very much. A…

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Fort Wells Hilton Head S.C. Dec 12th 1861 Dear Father, Oh! how happy are they who had as many letters and newspapers as I did last night. Was'ent I happy last night I could almost stand myself on my head. I received on from you, one from Mary…

Fort Wells, Hilton Head, S.C. Dec 13th 1861 Dear Coz, The last dog story that I heard of was that two dogs got to fighting and eat each other all about their tails. This happened a few days after I came on shore. How is every thing up in Rhode…

Fort Wells, Hilton Head, S.C. Sunday Dec 15th 1861. Dear Coz, Yours of the 28th was received with great pleasure. And I will try to return one as good. The first word you say is that magic word to a hungry stomach "Thanksgiving." It makes a vision…

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Fort Wells Hilton Head S.C. Dec 21st 1861. Dear Father and Mother, Your letter of the 10th I received day before yesterday. And those postage stamps was just what I wanted. Things are about the same as they were the last time I wrote nothing of…

Fort Welles Hilton Head, S.C. Jan 7th 1862. Dear Father & Mother Oh! how good I do feel this evening. I have just finished my supper of white bread and butter, boiled hominy and molasses, and a cup of tea now that is not a bad supper for a…