Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Alexandria, Virginia, Wolf Street Hospital No. 3 to his wife on July 10, 1864
AlexandriaVa (Virginia) (Alexandria, Virginia) 10th July 1864.
Wolf Street Hospital No. 3
Bed. 99. Mrs. Alma C. Stannart (Stannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons))
My dear wife (Stannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons)) (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard)) (Simmons, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard)) ,
Your very affectioned
letter dated the 4th inst
I duly received and thank you for
it. I am glad to hear that you
are doing well and all are in
good health. I am getting along
very well, just as good as can be
expected under such circumstances.
At present I am not able to obtain
a fourlough (furlough) and it could
not be prudent to ask for one.
I have to get entierly (entirely) well first, as
our D. is determined to have every
wounded men thougroughly (thoroughly) healed, before
granting him a fourlough (furlough) or
discharging him from the Hospital.
I am able to walk about and have
been in town several times. Give
my love to the children, to our
folks, all our friends, and hope to
see them all well as soon as I
shall be able to obtain a fourlough (furlough).
We have good many Amputation
Cases in our Hospital, but every one
is getting along nicely; only one
death occurred since I came here.
Have you heard any thing about
my brother Charles (Stannard, Charles) ? and if
he has been taken prisoner at
With a hearty kiss I remain as
ever your affectionate husband Dwight W. Stannard (Stannard, Dwight W.)