Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his mother of Clinton, New York, from Point Lookout, Maryland, May 22 1865

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Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, from Point Lookout, Maryland, on May 22 1865, to his mother, Marcia C. Pearl (Mrs. George A. Pearl), of Clinton, New York: a machine readable transcription


POINT LOOKOUT (Point Lookout, Maryland)
MAY 65

[written in margins: May 22/65]

Mrs Marsha C. Pearl (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl)) .
Oneida, Co.
N. York (New York) (Clinton, New York) (Oneida County, New York) .

PAGE IMAGE Point Lookout
M d (Maryland) (Point Lookout, Maryland)   May 22d/65
Dear Mother (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl))

kind favor of the 18th
I recd this morning.
I was very glad to hear
from you, and to learn
that all the kind
friends at home were
in usual health.
My health at present
is good, but my spirits
would feel lighter
if they would hurry
up our discharges a
little more and let
us go home.
The only advance they
have made in our
favor, it (is) to call us up to
and friends once more. Mother I do want you
to be careful and not make yourself sick
by overexciting and hard work but make
yourself as comfortable as possible
With much love to all I remain your
affct Son Geo W Pearl (Pearl, George W.) write soon

Hd Quarters, and ask
us the length of time
we had served, and how
long we had yet to serve
As there is a distinction
between those that have
reenlisted, and those
that have not.
A few blank discharges
have come, but they
have been filled out
for the men from the
Eastern States. Those for
the Middle States are
Expected this week--
But we cant place any
dependence on their
comeing (coming). I was out sailing
all the morning.
It is fine sport, an
Enjoyment I shall miss
after I get my discharge
and leave here.
I suppose you have
learned that the Great
Evil,-- Jeff Davis (David, Jeff) -- is caught
but was he not caught
dressed to kill,-------
in his wives clothes,
if the manner in
which he was caught,
dont expose his principles
I dont know what would
I think it shows the
principals (principles) of a cowardly
sneaking villain. If there
had been the least
spunk in him he never
would have allowed
himself to be caught
alive. The paper states
that he, and his staff
arrived at Fortress Monroe (Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia) ,
I can hardly make it
seem possible, but that
should return home, but
that I would see my
dear father (Pearl, George A.) , and hear
his kind voice. I recd
a letter from Mary Foote (Foote, Mary)
this morning, stating
that her Brother John (Foote, John)
in Co. C (Company C). of our Regt. (117th Regiment, New York) was
at Wilmington (Wilmington, North Carolina) , very
sick with the chronic
Diarrhea, and was not
Expected to live. It seems
hard that he should
live to see nearly the End his
term of service and
then be taken away,
but I hope that such
will not be the case I
hope he may be permitted
to live to get home and
Enjoy the comfort of home

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