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Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863

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Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863
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Creator: Abel Peck
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: April 19, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A002246
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: April 19, 1863, Page: 1

Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863




                    19th 63
        Camp Isabella Vir April,
        My Dear Childe
            I wrote Joseph a few
Days a go saying that we ware
to march verey soon but that
order was countermanded and
we are hear yet but that is all
I can tel a bout it we had a
very heavey rain the day we
[were?] to starte the roads are verey
bad but whether that was the
cause of our stay I cannot tel
but we are in favour of staying
a litel longer for we are in hopes
of geting our pay we muster
again the last of this month
                                          s
then thare will be six month^
Pay due

          I have not hurde from
you in a long time but I
thought you would like to
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863, Page: 2

Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863

know whether we martch or
not
      I was down to the Potomac
yes tur day & found sum large
[illegible in original] sum say they are [Sharkes?]
[illegible in original] I will send two or three
to you I will send a [pebel?]
or to they are of [illegible in original] nor
verey [illegible in original] but those comming
from the Potomac is all the
[illegible in original] I finde [illegible in original] to [luck?]
that I have lost the preteyest
[Pebel?] I had an I fear I cannot
send them this time if I
send the [illegible in original]
      I [have?] cum pretey near
having the ague for two or
three days but I think that is
gone now
      I must close to write to your
uncle [illegible in original] I hope to hear from
you soon let me know about
                          her herr
[Elba?] when you hear from ^
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863, Page: 3

Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863

  [mark illegible in original] I had almost fogot to write
      a bout the weather it is
quite warm but know warmer
than we have in [Mich?] the
Peach Treas have bin in
blossum a few days to day
they look fine
      I hope your Grand father
is well before this time
please give my Love to
all from your Father with
strong regards
[Miss?] Alice. M. Peck A.G. Peck
    April 20th
        We received orders
last [neight?] to be readey to
march at [7? 9?] this morning
at that hour our mules
knapsakcs [2 words illegible in original] evrey
thing pack and on the
moove but it was a shorte
one we started out a shorte

distance [halted?] [remainder of line illegible in original] ^
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863, Page: 4

Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863
Abel Peck Letter: April 19, 1863




soone the troops began to
cum back & we soon at
[illegbible in original] what it ment [is?]
more thare I can tel
erey thing [look?] just
like a march except [one?]
thing the Artillery
started one way & we the
other & they had of onley
half of thare [extrey?]
ammunition & whilst
we ware gone they began
to throw up brest works
near our town not
more than 40 rods
off but what it mea
ns is to mutch for me
to guess
                        A.G. Peck
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