Title

Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862

Back

Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862
Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862
click image to zoomclick image to zoom

Creator: Abel Peck
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865, Michigan Infantry -- 24th
Date: October 12, 1862
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A002230
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: October 12 1862, Page: 1

Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862
Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862



Camp Harlough Near Sharps Burge
M d Oct 12th 1862
        Dear Child
          I have a litel spare
time and I cannot [illegible in original] any more
pleasantlyly than try ing to write
to you I wrote to Joseph from
Fred rick just as we ware to start
for hear we came from W to
Fredrick by [rube?] from thare hear
we martch it is about 22 miles
and is the first good Country
we have seen it is over sum hils
Mountains but the valeys are
verey fine with first rate water
it hasben verey dry but the Corn
is
fine we past over a part of
the batel field of south Mountain
had [illegible in original] for dinner near foot
of the Mountain sum of the
boys went onto the ground whare
Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862, Page: 2

Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862
Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862

the hardest fiteing was but
I was to tired to go and no we
past over a part of the batel
field of Antetum near Sharps
burgh the Houses are all
[illegible in original] [hear?] five with from one
to 20 [illegible in original] it was averey hard
fight thair is sum Prisioners
[2 words illegible in original] they are most of
wounded I felt to pity them
when I first saw them but
I have give that up for they
arecross and saucey as your
please thare is one Dr that
sayes he is tierd of it and
wishes it [wod?] stop but the
others that I havge talk with
are for fite if they cant

[setel?] thare one way they
are verey poor by [illegible in original] [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] and [illegible in original] the most of
them have [illegible in original] grey close
Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862, Page: 3

Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862
Abel Peck Letter: October 12 1862

sum with [lining?] Coat or
pants and a large share of
them are [lace?] foot the old
so soaldiers say two thurds of
them are [lave?] foot at any
rates they look harde our
Cooks were cald up at twelve last
night to prepare two days rations

and we did expict to [illegible in original] before
this time but we are hear yet
and may stay a week for [aught?]
I know thare has bin fiering
to day of [illegible in original] Harpers Ferry
I must close for it is a most
time for dress Parade the soldier
has no Sunday more than a
[illegible in original] please write soon and
and direct to 1st armey Corps
Gen Gibins Brigade Wasington
D.C. give my love to all
                                      regarde
from your Father with Strong ^
Miss Alice M Peck A G Peck
Contact us with Questions or Comments