Due to the difficult nature of Thitchener's writing,
the edited transcription will follow the literal transcription.
Near Falmouth Va June 10 1863
Dear Ant I received your letter sum
littell time a go i was glad to hear
from you all well i hav plenty
of time i am left in the camp
our rigement is gon war i cant tell
it left the camp the 5 of June i hav
not herde from seins they was
to be gon 10 days the army is all
on the move sum of our is near
the river i was left in the camp
becus i was not abel to travell
they had quite a harde fite lass
friday night wen our trups
went over the river i hink we will
hav a harde fite soon in olde
Vergina sum wars but i donte
think i will be ablle to help them
well i would rather be excuse evry
time this is a fite it tis not a very
job to git in i am shure
Near Falmouth Va. June 10, 1863
I received your letter some
little time ago. I was glad to hear
from you all. Well I have plenty
of time, I am left in the camp.
Our regiment is gone where I can’t tell.
It left the camp the 5th of June. I have
not been gone 10 days, the army is all
on the move. Some of us are near
the river. I was left in the camp
because I was not able to travel.
They had quite a hard fight last
Friday night when our troops
went over the river. I think we will
have a hard fight soon in Old
Virginia; somewhere but I don’t
think I will be able to help them.
Well, I would rather be excused every
time there is a fight, it is not a very
job to get in, I am sure.
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