Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Camp on the Battlefield to his wife on June 5, 1864

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Camp on the Battlefield, on June 5, 1864, to his wife, Alma C. Stannard, of Oneida County, New York: a machine readable transcription

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PAGE IMAGE                    Camp on the Battilfield (Battlefield)
                                    June the 5 1864

      My Dear wife (Stannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons)) (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard)) (Simmons, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))

                              I thout (thought) I would
write a few lines to you to let
you know that I am a live and
well and hope this will find
you the same I have not got
to my regt yet I got hear (here) this
morning and we will go to the
regt in the morning we are at
army head quarters they are a
fiting (fighting) every day and I will hafter (have to)
go in a soon as I get to the
regt but I hope I will come out
all right but their (there) is some hard
fiting (fighting) to be done hear (here) yet
we are within 9 miles of
richmond (Richmond, Virginia) and I think befour (before)
a nother (another) Sunday we will be


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PAGE IMAGEcloster (closer) than we are now we have
a very large army hear (here) now
we had to march five days befour (before)
we got hear (here) do you hear enny (any)
thing from charles (Stannard, Charles) I have not
heard enny (any) thing new from
him sins (since) I wrote you last
but as soon as I get to my
regt I will try and find out
whare (where) he is if I can now alma (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))
if you new (knew) how bad I hated to
go intow (into) this fite (fight) I think
you would not rest much
but I dont see as their (there) is enny (any)
site (sight) for a man to get out
but I hope you will not take
things to (too) hard for I may come
home all right but it is a hard
thing to think of but it cant
be helped now as I sit hear (here) a
writing this I can hear the
shell as plain as day so you
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PAGE IMAGE can juge (judge) how I feel a bout this
thing just now I would give
most enny (any) thing if I ever had
been home but it cant be helped
now but if I ever get their (there) I
will try and stay their (there) as long
as I live I saw steve ?? ([??], Steve)
this morning he said Ira (Ira) was
all right I cant think of much
to right (write) now you must take
good care of your self and
boy and I will try and do
the same as long as I can
this is all for this time write
soon this from your ever
true husband


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

good by and a kiss for
you and the boy

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