Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his father from Camp of the 123rd regt. N.Y.S.V., May 24, 1863

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Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his father from Camp of the 123rd regt. N.Y.S.V., May 24, 1863: a machine readable transcription
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WASHINGTOND. C. (District of Columbia) (Washington, District of Columbia)
MAY [day and year unclear]

Mr Luther Welch (Welch, Luther)
North Hebron
Washington Co
N.Y (New York) (North Hebron, Washington County, New York)


Part 1
PAGE IMAGE                              Camp..of..the..123rd..regt.
                                        N.Y.S.V. (New York State Volunteers) (123rd Regiment, New York)
          May 24th near.  Stafford.C.H. (Courthouse)
                                            Verginia (Virginia) (Stafford, Virginia) .1863:
Dear Father (Welch, Luther) !

                              I have just
come in from picket and as
I have time I think I will
write a short letter to you!
I am in excelent (excellent) health at
presant (present), and I hope this
may find you and the
family all enjoying the same
blessing! the boy's are all well
and although since the late
battle we have made up our
mind's that a three year's job
is our's yet we are not
depressed in spirits at all,
and we are enjoying ourselves
as well as can be expected!


Part 2
PAGE IMAGE we are bound to make the
best of our situation whether
it be good or bad and we
think the prospect is good for
our having employment in
our present line of business
for the period of three year's
from our starting points
and if we get home then
or sooner we shall call it
our good luck! and you
may well believe that we
shall be well satisfied with
either! everything is quiet
around camp and we are lying
about in the shade trying to keep
from being roasted by the
hot sun! a party of about
twenty of us had a chase
after a party of bush
whackers the other day we
followed two miles beyond
our pcket (picket) line but did
Part 3
PAGE IMAGE not succeed in getting
a shot at any of them!
Larmon (Larmon) is with us again
he is not wounded but
is all right a piece of
shell struck him in the
side but only knocked him
down he was taken
prisoner and now on
parole! he say's that the
rebs were very kind to
our wounded and took
all the care of them they
could! I wrote to you
about some money that
you can get at Mr. Allen (Allen (Mr.)) ’s
it is forty dollars that
is now my due! this is
the third or fourth time
that I have written about
it but I have never heard
anything about it yet please
see if its all right and
Part 4
PAGE IMAGE let me know! I have
received some papers
from John (John) and some
envelopes tell him to
send a few sheets of
paper in the next one
he sends we have the
best of news from the
Southwest tonight but
I will close by sending
my love to you and
the family good bye
          for this time write
soon


from your affectionate
                Son
Henry W (Welch, Henry)
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