149th NYSV

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The 149th New York State Volunteer Infantry
January 14, 1864
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Stevenson, Ala.

Jan. 14, 1864

Dear Parents;

As I have just got back to the regiment today, I am going to tell you where I found them and what they are doing.

The detail from our regiment that was left at Kelly's Ferry to guard the divsion property didn't get away until yesterday. We left there on a boat for Bridgeport, Got there at dark and took the cars for Stevenson. We found the headquarters of the regiment there but the men are stationed along the railroad track about 5 miles on each side of Stevenson, Our company is guarding a bridge about a mile from town. All the company has to do is guard the bridge and as we all draw full rations now the boys appear to be having a good time of it.

There are plenty of ducks in the river that runs past the camp and the boys don't have anythin to do but shoot at them, but as I don't see any feathers around camp I would guess that they don't hit any of them. While we were at Kelly's Ferry about three of us went hunting and came upon a flock of wild turkeys. I had the good fortune to kill one. It was the largest Turkey I ever saw. We all had full portions of boiled turkey for the next few days. We went out a number of time after that but they were so wild we didn't get any more shots at them.

Lieut. Colvill arrived here yesterday. He was down to Stevensom this morning when I got to the company, so I havn't seen him as yet. When I got to camp I found a letter you had sent me last Christmas. I think it is about time I had another. I havn't seen a paper in Three Weeks. Begining to think that getting papers by mail is mighty uncertain business. Whats your opinion ?

.........Lieut. Colvill has just come in from Stevenson and has the things you sent by him. I think I now have all the things a good union Soldier can ask for excepting three things which the boys sing to the tune of 'Dixie"

O I wish I was in Onondaga County

My three years we up and had my Bounty

Look away , Look Away, Etc.

Oliver

 

 
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