Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his parents of Clinton, New York, from U.S. Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland, October 12, 1864

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Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his parents of Clinton, New York, from U.S. Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland, October 12, 1864: a machine readable transcription

PAGE IMAGEUS. Hospital
Point Lookout (Point Lookout, Maryland)
Oct 12th/64 Md (Maryland) (Maryland) Dear Parents.

I recd yours
of Sept 22d in due season
but have delayed writing
because I have not been
able on account of being
sick. But I am better and
gaining slowly. I was flat
on my back two weeks
with the Billious (bilious) fever
head ache &c The sickness
run me down considerable
I lost twenty pounds in
the two weeks. About 3000
Reb prisioners (prisoners) came here
week before last and last
week that were captured
by Sherridan (Sheridan, Philip Henry (General)) in the


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Shannandoah (Shenandoah)  Valley (Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and West Virginia) .
I understood that 5000 more
were expected here. Father
thinks about the same of
E H C (C., E.H.) . that I do. Seems to
me it would be better for
Grandpa's folks to stay
where they are than for
them to go to Earlville (Earlville, New York) to
live this winter. No, I
would not like McClellan (McClellan, George Brinton (General))
for President. Because he
accepted the nomination
of the Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) platform
And he is'nt near as
popular amongst the Soldiers
as he was before he accepted
that nomination And has
lost a great many of
their votes by it. Give us
Old Abe (Lincoln, Abraham (President of the United States)) yet. If I have the
privilege of voting I shall
vote a straight Republican
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ticket. You did not tell
Aunt Janette (Janette (Aunt)) what I said
about her getting spliced
did you? if I had thought
you would have told her
that part, I would have
said married. But I guess
there is no great harm
done. You have not told
me yet whether Father
gets the Hammond Gazette
or not. I should like to
know. I must go to dinner
so I shall have to bring
this to a close. Love to all
Write soon.

From your affct
Son George W Pearl (Pearl, George W.) Pearl, George W. To M. C. & G. A. Pearl (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl)) (Pearl, George A.) P S

Grandpa spoke in
his letter about their
moveing (moving) the bodies of


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Uncle Danniel (Daniel (Uncle)) and Aunt Mary (Mary (Aunt)) . Did he mean
Uncle Danniel (Daniel (Uncle)) from off
the hill? (After dinner)
I live in Ward B. now
Have been there since I
have sick. If nothing
happens I think I shall
be able to go to work again
next Monday No more
Yours respectfully
Geo W. Pearl (Pearl, George W.)

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