Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Fairfax Seminary Hospital to his wife on August 13, 1862

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia, on August 13, 1862, to his wife, Alma C. Stannard, of Forestport, New York: a machine readable transcription

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PAGE IMAGE                                                                                                    the 13 1862
                    Fairfax Seminary HospitalFairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia August
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) that I would right (write) once more
to you to let you know whare (where) I am
and what I am a doing I went to the
docter (doctor) to report my self to go to
my rigment (regiment) and he wanted I should
go to nursin (nursing) so I thout (thought) that I would
try it I get twenty dollars a month
insted (instead) of 13 dollars a month I have two
rooms to see to three beads (beds) in each
room their (there) is onley (only) one man in
each room now but we expect
more prety (pretty) soon I was sick with
the collic (colic) yesterday I commensed (commenced)
my job this morning I sent you
15 dollar by mail it will be
two weeks to morrow maby (maybe) it has
gon (gone) to heal their (there) was one man
that sent 40 dollars the same
time that he cannot get no
track of his he is out of the
same rigment (regiment) that I am


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PAGE IMAGE yrs is on the same he will
get out round in a few
days their (there) was two started
for home this morning one of them
is a coming to forest port (Forestport, New York) the
other is a goan (going) to Boonville (Boonville, New York)
they boath (both)  belongue (belong) to my
compney (company) tell the boys that if
they sould (should)  com (come) to alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia)
to com (come) and see me if I should
suit them I shall stay hear (here)
you must right (write) all the nues (news)
right (write) as sons (soon) as you get this
Direct your letters hear (here)
is your monney (money) all gon (gone)
this is all at present
so good by for this
time

           Dwight W Stannard (Stannard, Dwight W.)
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