Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his father from [Camp near Harpers Ferry, Virginia], November 17, 1862

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Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, from [Camp near Harpers Ferry, Virginia], November 17, 1862, to his father, Luther Welch, of North Hebron, New York: a machine readable transcription

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PAGE IMAGE                              Nov 17th 1862
Dear Father (Welch, Luther) .

                              I have just got time
to write a few lines this morning
and let you know - that last
night at two o'clock we
were waked up and ordered to
pack knapsacks and be ready
to march at a moments
notice it was raining hard
at the time we got ready
and then were ordered to
load our guns and be ready
to resist a charge of cavalry
it was so dark we could not
see a hand before us but
nothing turned up last
night. I told you that I going
on picket today but we have
diferent (different) orders this morning
we are all going out on a


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PAGE IMAGE sort of scouting expidition (expedition)
the rebels are geting (getting) most to (too)
saucy and we are going out
to teach them good manners
our pickets were drove in
last night and a man in
company I was wounded in
his leg but I must get
ready to start so Good Bye


                    From
Henry (Welch, Henry)

write soon

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