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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862

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Creator: Peck, Abel
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865, Michigan Infantry -- 24th
Date: September 22, 1862
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Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A002232
Collection Number: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Language: English
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Relation: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862, Page: 1

Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862

[Penciled in] [Sept 22, 1862]



Camp Shearer Near Fort Baker
D.C. Stember 22 1862

          Dear Child
              Your letter
of the 15 [inst?] came safe to
hand and I was glad to hear
from you I wrote the 3 where
we got to Fort Lyon and
wondered why I got no
reply I will try and give you
a litel account of our jour
ney we left Detroit on the
May Quene had a fine sale
for a few miles there the
wind began to blow and
it was rather rough and
their was sick ones a plenty
and I was one of the number
for a while f but not long
then I have a fine view of
the waves I sat and watch
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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862


them for a long while
they ran about 15 fee t
high any from botom to
top we arived at Cleveland
the next morning and [illegible in original]
tuck the Cars and and past
                                    ry
threw sum very poor count^
to Pitsburge their we had
a good super for [illegible in original] soldiers
then we tuck the Cars for
harrisburge it was dark
and I culdnot sea [muthe?] but
what I saw was rough we
went threw two or three
tunnils after bay light
it was the rufest country
that I ever saw we did not
finley go to [H.?] we turnd
off and went to Baltimore
their it rained a litel
but not harde we had
super [tharir?] about the
same as at P sum say
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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862



      it was the best [illegible in original]
      their we went to Wash
ington and I got a poor
breckfast that is our CO
the others I know nothing
about we martch from
W to Fort Lyon it was
a [warm?] day it began to
rane just as we got their
we got wet but finley
got into a house the
most of us but [illegible scratched out] we stud
it well their was a few
complaining the next
morning but not bad we
stayed their two days and
then martch to camp Wayne
about 3 miles farther
into Vurgina we had just
got at work pitching our
tents and their was a
call for us to form into
a line it was to try
us
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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862







        to see how quick we
could form and the next
mor nig we was cald out
agane I think the Col
was [abit?] [be? he?] alarmed for
thair was sum rockets
went up [illegible in original] of us but
the enamy but did not
apear and we returned
to camp in safty we stay
ed thair four days and
started at 8 P M and
untill [2 letters illegible in original] 2 A M
when we halted and
lay down until mor
ning then martch to
W whare we got our breck
fist and had a chanse
to look a round alitel
except the goverment
grounds I did not sea
look on the last page
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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862

we have soft water I
think is the cause a [mast?]
a [illegible mark in original] all of our men have
had it sum and are [illegible in original]
                                        e
down [two?] are to go hom^
we have a plenty to eat
and more than we can eat
the goverment owes s us a
about one hundred dollars
that we have not [illegible in original]
we have Beef Pork Beans
Rise Bread hard and soft
Coffee sugar and sum
potatoes and we can get
amost anything we want
with the money but to
[is?] very dear /I must must
close please write soon
from your Father

Alice M Peck A G Peck
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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862



[illegible in original] [tho?] I have seen
        before then we martch
to our presant camp we
have rather of a prety
ground and have got it
fixt up rather nice our
camp a is [regerly?] ladeout
and our streets are strait
and we have got them
[graded?] and got Pine [Kegs?]
set out on both sides
each CO has a street our
tents on each side thair
is sum talk of our stay
ing hear sum time and
that we are to build a
Fort but I suppose you
know as mutch as we do
a bout it I am not very
ver well for a few days
I have a [diareah?] I have
[dun?] my duty except one
day I am beter than I was
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Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862
Abel Peck Letter: September 22, 1862






      P.S please direct as
       be fore
              Peck
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