Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Headquarters of 97th Regiment in camp on the bank of [fram]? to his wife on June 22, 1863

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Headquarters of 97th Regiment in camp on the bank of [fram]?, on June 22, 1863, to his wife, Alma C. Stannard, of Forestport, New York: a machine readable transcription

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PAGE IMAGE          Head quarters of the 97 regt (97th Regiment, New York)
in camp on the bank of [fram?]
                    June th 22 / 63 [runn?]
                          Dear 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
yesterday in the after noon
while on picet (picket) and was
glad to hear from you
and glad to hear that you
are all well as for my
self I am well excep (except) I have
some boiles (boils) on me now
that bother me some I
have on on my nee (knee)
we have been on the march
for the last ten days and
I think we are a goan (going) to
have a pretty hard time for
a spell now their (there) was a
pretty hard fite (fight) yesterday
on our right


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PAGE IMAGE I dont think the 146 (146th Regiment)
was in it I think they are
on our right and the fight
was on our left we
are scatterd (scattered) all over this state
now I think we will get in
the state of Md (Maryland) (Maryland)   befour (before) we
get them with this scrape
I think we will have some
fiting (fighting) to do befour (before) we
get them with this we are
in the most plesent (pleasant)  plase (place)
that I have been in sins (since)
I have been in this state
it seems the most like
home of enny (any) I saw some
girles (girls) this morning and I
hardly could pass them you
cant think what a feelling (feeling)
I had it is harde (hard) to endure
but I dont see but I shall
have to stan (stand) it for I dont
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PAGE IMAGE          intend to do enney (any)
thing that is out of the way
while I am gone if can
possibley (possibly) get a long with
out it but sometimes I
think I cant stan (stand) it much
longer I hafter (have to) cuff his ear
some times and he dont
seam (seem) to minde (mind) it much
Sarah (Stannard, Sarah M.) says you was mad
when you found out that
their (there) was ten dollars in
their letters did Sarah (Stannard, Sarah M.) give
hearn (hers) to you I cannot send
you that monney (money) now for
I have lente (lent) some and I
dont think I have got eny (any)
more than I want to use
but I think as soon as I
get my pay a gane (again) I
can let you have it
if nothing happens to me
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PAGE IMAGE which I hope will not
this is all for this
time right (write) as soon as
you get this we have
not had the mail but
once since we march
this is all for this time
this from your husband


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

did you yet have time
enuff (enough) to see your folks
befour (before) they went I would
like to have [--ly?] likeness
as soon as you can get
it

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