is an interesting , Genuine Civil War Letter by John W Pitridge,from U.S. Army Co. H. 5th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry. This letter is written to Pitridge's Mother Nov 8 1861 and Oct 28 1861 to his Uncle. It is 1small sheet, folded in half, with writing on 3 pages. Read the letter to see some of the details below. This letter is an insightful look into this historical period and should be a proud addition to any Civil War Collection. are some details.

Camp Griffin Nov 8 1861

Dear mother I thot that I should rite once more to let you no that I am well and hope thes few lines will find you the same to. I woodent come home for to dolars for hear is the plase for me. For I can see 12 Bras Bands every day and 8 or 10 thousand men to. Hear guns and Cannons to every day to. And who woodent Bea a Soldier I will eney way. But tell Father to stay at home for one out of a famley is enuff. I am as tuff as a Bar. But donâe(tm)t know how long I shall Bea. The 4 of this month we formed a battle hear of 12 Rig and it was jest like this ( see illustration). We have got Bed Ticks Hear and they are fild bedsâe¦ have enuf to eat. John W Pitridge Direct as Bfore Be Shure to.

Camp Griffin Oct 28 th 1861

Dear Uncle I got your leter last night and was glad to hear from you and to hear that you was well and hope
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