Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his father from New York City, New York, September 6, 1862

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Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, from New York City, New York, September 6, 1862, to his father, Luther Welch of North Hebron, New York: a machine readable transcription

PAGE IMAGENew York City (New York, New York) Sep 6 1862Dear Father

it is with
haste that I sit down to let
you know that we arrived here
safe. we come all the way in
cars we got here about half
past twelve. we stood it pretty
well. I caught A little cold.
we expect to start in A
couple of hours as soon as
they can get our guns.
we do not know whare (where). some
say to washington (Washington, District of Columbia) some say
to Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland) . I think we will
go to Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland) and gard (guard) that
City awhile and then go under
Burnside (Burnside, Ambrose Everett (General)) A good many of
our oficers think theare (there) is
no dout (doubt) but that it will be
so. there is A good deal of
excitement Jackson (Jackson, Stonewall (General)) going


PAGE IMAGE into Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland) I guess
he will fail but I must
close I will write again when
we stop. so good Bye Dear
Father (Welch, Luther) mother (Welch, Luther (Mrs., Phebe)) Brother
Sisters all

From your

Absent Son Henry Welch (Welch, Henry) Good Bye all
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