Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his father of Clinton, New York, from Elmira, March 20, 1864

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Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, from Elmira, New York, on March 20, 1864, to his father, George A. Pearl, of Clinton, New York: a machine readable transcription

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ELMIRAN.Y. (New York) (Elmira, New York)
MAR 30 1864

[written in margins: March 30/64]

Mr George A Pearl (Pearl, George A.)
Clinton
NY (New York) (Clinton, New York)


PAGE IMAGEElmira (Elmira, New York) March 20th/64 Dear Father

Our Detatchment (detachment)
have recd orders on short
notice to report to Gen Casey (Casey, Silas (General))
at Washington (Washington, District of Columbia)
and I am afraid I shall
not get home before I
return to the Regt
I expressed the box I
spoke of in my last
letter this morning
If I do not get home I
want you to have [Dayton] (Dayton?)
make me a pair of boots
the same size as those made
year ago last fall
square toes style of the
times If I do get home
I shall be there the last
of this or first of next week


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do not express the boots
until you hear from
me/again Col Eastman (Eastman (Colonel))
Comdg this Depot would
give none of the enlisted
men of our Detatchment (detachment)
leave to go home And
the Lieut but two days
I went to the Col this morning
to get a furlough he would
not give me one as he said
we were either to start
tomorrow morning or night
and was not
going to wait until the
Lieut came back as he
does not return until
day after tomorrow morning
And if that is the case and
the Col gives the order of our
return to the Sergt there
may be a chance of our
getting home and run the
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chances
No more at present
My love to all
in haste

From your son G W Pearl (Pearl, George W.) P S

the chargs (charges) on the
box to Utica (Utica, New York) were
$1.50 on the muffler .75cts
Yours G. W. Pearl (Pearl, George W.)

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