Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Culpepper City to his wife on February 16, 1864

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Culpepper City, on February 16, 1864, to his wife, Alma C. Stannard (Alma C. Simmons): a machine readable transcription

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Head-Quarters, Army in the Field.
Culpepper City (Culpeper, Virginia) Feb the 16 1864Dear wife (Stannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons)) (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard)) (Simmons, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))

I recived (received) your kind letter last night and
was glad to hear from you and glad
to hear that you are well as for my
self I am not well but feel som (some) better
than I did when I wrote you last I am
do as to work som (some) I think I will get
a longe (long) if nothing happens to me you wanted
to know if we was a fiting (fighting)  a gane (again) we tryd (tried)
to have a little fuss but it did not amount
to much but if this weather last much
longer I think we will try them a gane (again)
it snowed a little yesterday and that is the
first we have had sins (since) we have been in the
City we have had the niseest (nicest) winter hear (here) that
we ever had but I think that we will get
our pay for it yet I got a letter from
Cy (Cyrus) the other night he is well and all the
rest of the folks I have sent you ten


PAGE IMAGE dollars the other day and I will
send you ten more in this one
is for you and one for father (Stannard, Calvin W.B.)
the cornal (Colonel)  cent (sent) for me the other day to
come and see him and I went he wanted
I should inlist (enlist) but I told him I
could not do it all the boys have inlisted (enlisted)
a gane (again) but me but I cant see it
till after I have been home and then
if you dont use me pretty well
I am off to the warse (wars)  a gane (again)
This is all for this time
this from your husband

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

write soon

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