Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Camp near Bell Plains to his wife on April 27, 1862

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Camp near Belle Plain, Virginia, on April 27, 1862, to his wife, Alma C. Stannard, of Forest Port, New York: a machine readable transcription
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WASHINGTOND. C. (District of Columbia) (Washington, District of Columbia)
A? 1862 [date unclear]

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


Part 1
PAGE IMAGE          Cap Near Bell Plains (Belle Plain, Virginia)
                              April th 27 1862
                    Dear wife (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))

I recived (received) your kind letter night
before last and was glad to hear
from you and glad to hear
that you are all well as for
my self I am well and doing
my duty like a man I would
of answed (answered) your letter befour (before)
but expect to get pay the
next day and say I thout (thought)
I would weight (wait) and see if we
would get it we got it
and I have sent 75 dollars to you
by express this morning it
may come to the post office
and it may not the express
charges are not pait on it
I think you will have to
go to the depot to get


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PAGE IMAGE it you will find it
directted (directed) to Mrs Dwight Stannard (Stannard, Dwight W.)
you can give our
folks 40 dollar if that is
a nuff (enough) for them this time
and I think it is you can
See what they think a bout (about)
it if that will do them
you will have 95 dollars
for your self and you must
use it as [pursent?] as you
can and make it last as
longe as you can for I
dont no (know) when you will get
eny (any) more you can give
Mis  Lancey (Lancey (Miss.)) one of them
pictures if she wants one
I want you should get [links?]
likeness taken and send it
to me as soon as you can
what is the matter with the
girles (girls) that they dont rite (write)
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PAGE IMAGE to me I want you shold (should)
use that monney (money) as if you
earnd (earned) it get your self
and by (buy) some close (clothes) and
ceep (keep) some to use as you
want it this is all for
the time rite (write) as soon
as you get this this from
your husband


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