Letter written by John Duesler from in position in front of Petersburg, Virginia to his cousin on June 19, 1864

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Letter written by John Duesler from in position in front of Petersburg, Virginia to his cousin on June 19, 1864: a machine readable transcription

PAGE IMAGE11 NY Battery
Artillery Brigade
2nd Corps (11th Battery, New York, Artillery Brigade, 2nd Corps)
In Position in front of
Pettersburgh (Petersburg)  Va (Virginia) (Petersburg, Virginia)
Sunday June 19th 1864
Dear Cousin

I sende (send) you these few
hastily writen (written) lines to let you
ande (and) the rest know that I am
still alive and well we have
been through the whole campaign
so far ande (and) are still engaged
but to day being sunday
no attack has been made
by either party we have lost
about fifteen in our Battery
so far. for the last twelve days
we laide (layed) only two hunderede (hundred)
yards from the Rebs and there (their)
sharp shotters (shooters) was continually
banging away at us. tell Cousin Jennie Norton (Norton, Jennie)
they havent (havn't) harmed


PAGE IMAGE me yet although they make
close and numerous calls.
I shoulde (should) like to know what
Co and Regmt Lon (Lon) is in as I
will probably see his regmt
but I cant write much now
as the pickets are banging
away at us give my kindest
Regards and love to all
I woulde (would) like to hear from
you and the rest if not to (too)
much trouble

From Your
Affectionate Cousin John Duesler (Duesler, John)


PAGE IMAGE Direct to
John Duesler (Duesler, John)
11th NY Battery
Artillery Brigade
2nd Corps (11th Battery, New York, Artillery Brigade, 2nd Corps)
WashingtonD.C. (District of Columbia) (Washington, District of Columbia)

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