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Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve

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Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve

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Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve about God, the war, secessionists, and the location of Camp Massilon.

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Peter Faulk papers; MMS-1644; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University

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Camp Massillon Ohio
August the 22nd 1862

Dear Sister I take this opportunity to write Some few lines to you perhaps you think hard of me that I did not come to see you before I went to war but if you do it can not be helped now but I think I will get a furlough and then I will come to see you. Eve I am a soldier both of the war and of the cross Remember Eve if we serve god right we shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. So let us live right and meet in heaven if we should not meet on earth. Eve I long to see you and all of your family indeed I do I wanted to come to see you before I went to war but the company started off to[o] soon for me to come now I will tell you that I am in the Palestine Company John Milton Asdel & James Milton Kenney & James Asdel & Andrew M. Asdel are with me in the same Company. Eve there is a great many men in massillon that are secks [secessionists] there was one here yesterday and the soldiers near about killed him I had my hat stolen so I had to buy a new one-

Eve I am well hoping you are the same I am only a bout 20 miles from Paris now it would be only be but a small Distance to walk if I could get off you need not write to me till I write to you again be cause I have Just have orders from the Captain that we must leave here but I think there is no danger yet of us Leaving yet. if you want to write I have no objections give my love to all inquiring friends no more at present I remain your kind brother until Death

Peter R Faulk

If you write
Direct to Peter R. Faulk
Camp Massilon
Massillon
Stark County
Ohio
In care of
Captain
Sturgen

MLA Citation

Faulk, Peter R. “Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 3 May 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/32703. Accessed 16 Dec. 2018.