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Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862

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Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862
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Creator: Abel Peck
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: November 13, 1862
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A002226.jpg
Collection Number: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Language: English
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Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862, Page: 1

Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862


    Camp [Nall?] on the [rode?] from
Warinton to Fredrick Vir Nov 13th [1862?]
        Dear Childe
              Iit is sumtime
since I have had a letter [from?]
you I have roat two to you
within the last two weeks
say ing that the chanse was
fare for us to have a fight
but we ware to late at Snickers
Gap and Manasas Gap we ware
martch 20 miles in a day
to get to Manasas Gap halted
for the night the next mor-
ning we a ware put as rear
garde of the trane and hade to
moove slow we haulted about
midnight near Warinton after
a march of 20 miles it was
colde and we ware a litel
shorte of grub but I got into
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862, Page: 2

Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862


with one of my [tent?] mates
and fixt up so that we [had?]
a good sleepe the next mor-
ning it snowed we mooved
into the wodes and had a fine
camp but were shorte of bread
they finley sent two boys
from our Co to the Mill
at Warinton and they ground
what Corn they had and we
got a long verey [well?] the
snow was gon before night
and we have verey fine wea
ther thare is no troubel in
lying on the ground with
out a tent when we [illegible in original]
late at night I am well and
[hartey?] [2 words illegible in original] all I can get
and [illegible in original] the march as wels
well as most of the men
my Napsack was rather heavy
at first but I have got use to
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862, Page: 3

Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: November 13, 1862



  and get along verey well
my lode consist of a Sorde
Can of water [Haversack?] with
three days rations one Wooling
blanket one [Ruder?] and over
Coat [2 words illegible in original] three [shirtes?]
and lots of litel traps one
forth of a tente that is
a piece of Coton cloth about
two yardes square we have
hurde firering amost everey
day it is about so far off
most of the time what we
are to do I can not say [illegible in original]
think we are a [illegible in original] and
will not have mutch
to do this fall I must close
to get this in to the male
to day from your Father
with strong regarde
Love to all
Miss Alice M Peck A G Peck
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