Letter from Alexander Van Riper to Aunt Mary Ann, September 18 [1864?]
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Camp of the 47th Regt OIVV
Near East Point, G.A.
Sunday Sep 18th /64
Dear Aunt Mary Ann
as i have a few spar moaments i thought i would improve the time it has ben som time seance i wroat to you I am wellthis morning and i hop that theas few lines will find you all in [?] good health well the boys are having inspecting this morning but as luck will have i hant out for i am caring the coulears now have noathing to do with the company now but then i doant think that i shal carey them long for i doant like the job well i cant think of much to write this time but i will try an fill out this sheat with Somthing well we have gon in to camp for a while but i doant think that we will stay hear on till the fifteanth of next month and then we will make one moar campaign and then i think that this thing will come to a clous but i hop that little [?] woant draw the [?] over the noarth the man that [?] for him will be sorry of it and the man that [?] for him hant now Soaldars friend all though i think that oald Abe is to Slow but then he meanes well for all i now but then thar is a good deal of falt found[?] with him but i say now[no] peas[peace] as long as thar is an armed reble in our front[?] Sow says that the democrat party ar all for peas i now that thay [?] for thar is som of us down hear that hant for peas an i am one of them thar is one kind that is for peas but thar hant meny of them in the army well thar is a nouf of that the weather is very warm hear in the day time but coald at night and i am afraide that it is a going to be on healthy [?] we have nine men in the Compmany now frank Vinson Sends his best respects to you and all [?] all of the rest [...damage] a letter from John the other day he has left granfather and is working on the farm by the month i think that he is foolish by sow doing but then i now how it goaes he thinks that he can do beter for him sealf well i wish that this war was over sow that i coald in joie my sealf with you all but then thar is a time coming for me if i hant in this woarld i hop that it will be in a beter one
we doant have now preaching in our Regitment now for we hant got now Chaplain sow we doant have now preaching
and thar hant but very fought[?] in the army has [?] got over his wound and all sow Willam well i ges i will haft to bring this to a close for this time by bidding you all good by
this from Alexander Vanriper
write soon goodby
To Mrs. Mary Ann Vanriper
Direct to Co. B. 47th Regt. O.I.V.V
2nd Brigade 2nd Division 13 ed. C.
Via Atlanta G.A.
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