Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Fort Declab to his wife on April 1, 1862

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Letter written by Dwight W. Stannard, private in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Fort Dekalb on April 1, 1862 to his wife, Alma C. Stannard, of Forestport, New York: a machine readable transcription

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PAGE IMAGE          Fort Declab (Dekalb) (Fort Dekalb, Virginia)   April 1 18 62
Dear wife (Stannard, Dwight W. (Mrs., Alma C. Simmons)) (Stannard, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard)) (Simmons, Alma C. (Mrs. Dwight W. Stannard))

I resve (received) your
letter last night with
muth (much)  plesure (pleasure) I was glad
to hear from you I went
to get my lighteness (likeness)
taken but you must
eccuse (excuse) my pichur (picture) for
they boys say that
I was Drunk but
I had not Drank
nothing but Sider (cider) but
the man did not knowd (know)
how son (soon) to take them you
wanted to know whether
I see you or not I did
not see you but I see
John (Stannard, John C.) I cant right (write)  muth (much) for
I hav (have)  rote (wrote) all that I [have?]

               D W Stannard (Stannard, Dwight W.)
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