Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Fairfax Seminary Hospital to his wife on February 13, 1863

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Fairfax Seminary Hospital, on February 13, 1863 to his wife, Alma C. Stannard of Foresport, New York: a machine readable transcription

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Mrs , Alma. C. Stannard (Stannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons)) (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard)) (Simmons, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))
Forest Port
Oneida Co
NY (New York) (Forestport, New York) (Oneida County, New York)


PAGE IMAGE Fairfax Seminary Hospital
Feb th 13 1863Dear wifeStannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons)Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard) (Simmons, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))

you may think I am dead but
that i aint so I came to the
Seminary last night and stayed
hear (here)  their (there) is one of my regment (regiment)
hear (here) and he has got his pay
and he went and had our
likeness taken to send to
Josh (Josh) James (James) and we had two
taken and hear (here) is one of them
you may think that I have
come hear (here) to stay but that
i aint so dont think I shall
go to the hospital for I have
seen enuff (enough) of the hospitals
we have got in the barrex (barracks) now and
it is pretty comterfull? (comfortable)  plase (place) [... gap ...]
I think I shall stay hear (here) for a
spell and then if I can get


PAGE IMAGEbefour (before) the right board I think
I will come out all right I never
will go befour (before) the same one
I did befour (before) if they try to send
me to a hospital I will go to
the regment (regiment)  befour (before) I will go to
a hospital but I think I shall go
to the regment (regiment)  befour (before) I get enny (any)
thing done for me I have tryed (tried)
to get a pass to go to washington (Washington, District of Columbia)
to get my pay but cant get
one the fellow that you see hear (here)
by the side of me says he will
get me a pass and I think I shall
go next monday if I get the pass
but maby (maybe) the docters (doctors) will make
me go to the hospital but they
will hafter (have to) be dam (damn) smart if
they do the ones that I went
befour (before) dont no (know) as much as
a sore ass the hole (whole) camp is
[sow?] on them even to the
PAGE IMAGE others docters (doctors) I shall try
and do the best I can for
my self this is all
for this time this from your
most affeconate (affectionate) husband

yours truly Dwight W Stannard (Stannard, Dwight W.)

This fellow name is
Chris John "Christian"? Yokey (Yokey, Christian John )

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