Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve M. Platt
|Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve M. Platt
|Faulk, Peter R
|Platt, Eve M.
|United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 104th (1861-1865)
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
|Letter from Peter R. Faulk to his sister Eve M. Platt about his health, the state of the army, and the health of friends.
|Faulk, Peter R
|Peter Faulk papers; MMS-1644; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University
Camp Near Lexington Ky
Dear Sister I Sit down to answer your Letter which I received a few evenings previous I was glad to hear that you all enjoyed good health and fine spirits now I will state to you that I am well only I have got the toothache a Little but not much I got one pulled the other night while I was on Camp guard but still I have an nother one that aches I think I must get it pulled too I tell toothache is bad Company in Camp or any place else but I have to put up with it as I can not do any better but I will tell you that our troops are a driving the Rebels in here to us again but we have men enough so we need not retreet if they should happen to attack us we have one hundred and fifty thousand of men and them that are driving the Rebles here have 4 hundred thousand men so they are in a pretty hot place they must fight or Come under our government again and it is the main Army of the rebles that we have in such a hot place I hope the war will Close before long, indeed I do Dear sister I want to See you as bad as you do me I know I do but we can not See each other yet but I hope we will soon as quick as the war is over and my life is spared I will Come to your house with my gun and Cartridge box and Cap box and shoulder strap and Belt and knapsack and Blanket on my back & shoulders oh how nice we will enjoy our selves then now I will tell you that I got a Letter from John and Susan they said that they were all well at that time and I was glad to hear from them, but the only trouble is I do not hear often enough from them the wait so long still before they write to me when I write to them I got a letter from Rachel too She says that she is well and all the rest except Joes baby it has got the lung fever. And I got a Letter from Leah She says all the frends are well except Moses's wife She has got the Lung fever She is very low with it. If you want to write to Moses you can Direct to fort Seneca, Seneca County Ohio. I must Close for this time by Commanding you to god no more but I remain your kind Brother until Death but I want you to write right off and don't wait so long the time seem so long. Until I hear from any of you Still no more but write soon
Peter R. Faulk
To Eve M. Platt Oneida