Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Convalescent Camp to his wife on February 2, 1863

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Convalescent Camp, on February 2, 1863, to his wife, Alma C. Stannard, of Forestport, New York: a machine readable transcription

Part 1
PAGE IMAGE Convalescent Camp Feb th 2 1863

                              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 the other day
and was glad to hear that you
had got home once more and glad
to hear that you are all well as
for my self I am not very well
at this present time and I dont
think I ever shall be enny (any) better
as long as I stay hear (here) I dont think
I shall stay hear (here) much longer I
shall go befour (before) the genral (general) board
this weak (week) and if they dont see
fit to send me home they will
send me to the regt or to some
hospital but I think I stan (stand) a
good site (sight) to get home for they
discharge all most every one that
comes befour (before) them but it may
be my luck not to get mine
I dont think I shall go to the hospil (hospital)
if they want I should for I think I could

[Written in margins:] The following is written sideways over the text of page 1.

I will right (write) and tell you what luck I have after
I have been befour (before) the board you think I am
comming (coming) home sure [faf?] but I think their (there)
is a grate (great) chance to run


Part 2

PAGE IMAGE do better to go to the regment (regiment) but
I dont no (know) as the cornel (colonel) would do
enny (any) thing for me now I have been
gone so long but I dont mean to go
enny (any)  whare (where)  els (else) but home if I can
help it and I think I can you said
father (Stannard, Calvin W.B.) wanted to no (know) what the reason
was that I did not answer his letter
this is a dam (damn) good reason for it I have
not got a stamp to send this letter
with but I think I can find one
the reason I dont go and get my pay
is I want to weight (wait) till I have been
befour (before) the board and if I get my discharge
I can get my pay all at once and
fetch it home my self and if I hafter (have to)
go to my regment (regiment) I will draw six
monts (months) pay if I can and send it
home I will no (know) more about this
next weak (week) and if you want
to hear from you must send
me some stamps for I have got
letters from Charles (Stannard, Charles) and John (Stannard, John C.) ,
and cant answer them this is
all for this time this from
your husband


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