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Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863

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Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863
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Creator: Abel Peck
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: March 17, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A002248
Collection Number: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Language: English
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
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: March 17, 1863, Page: 1

Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863



              17th 63
      [illegible in original] Isabella Vir Mar
        Dear Childle
            Yours of Feb came
safe to hand rest asuerd I was
glad to hear from you and
was glad to hear that your
ware [well?] for [every?] thing
of the kinde helps to pas the
time more pleasantly esp-
ecialy where they cum from
those that I love and I finde
that I left more than one
sutch behinde


      [And?] I now take my pen
to reply but I havent any
nuse to write except that
I am well my health has
ben verey good moast of the
time since I have bin in
the Army I am [sum?] hearer
thare when I enlisted
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863, Page: 2

Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863

but not quite as heavey as [cannon?]
in the winter
we have bin [haveing?] fine
times for a few days we have
bin out shooting at a targat
the Col was out with our CO
yesterday he is a gay [illegible in original]
as the boys say he [illegible in original]
more sporte [thare?] alb fo
the rest of us put to geather
we think he is a very fine man
we have had sum fine
weather the [illegible in original] and birds are
out but to day is a could &
stormey one it is snowing
quite fast
thare is sum [tak?] of a
nother moove but I think they
will wat a while longer fer
the mud to dry up and
sum think the Army of
the Potomac will not have
mutch to do this Summer
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863, Page: 3

Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863


but that is very uncertain
the Col says the war will
end by the first of Sept and
I hope it will for I have sure
[all?] I want to of Camp life
                                              d
but yet I am not discourage^
or sorey that I enlisted I
have not [scean?] any thing worse
than I expected I was [two words illegible in original]
that it was no easy plase
You [Spauk?] of having
a pare of Socks & Mittens I
received a pare of gloves from
home quite early in the
winter Socks I get from [gover-?]
ment a moust any time
I thank you for your kinde
regardes but think you
[had?] not beter send them
at presant the mittens I
shall have no use for
please write often not
wate fir me for thare is
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863, Page: 4

Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: March 17, 1863

times where I have but
litel time to write
give my love to all
from your Father with
strong regarde
[2 words illegible in original] M. Peck
                                  [A.G.P.?]
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