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113th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Item LTR-219
May 13, 1865 William A. Moudy
Price: $165.00


4 page original Civil War Soldier's letter, war dated.

Camp near Fayetteville, NC
May 13th 1865

Dear Mother,

I seat myself this day to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well at present. Hoping that when these few lines reach you that they may find you all enjoying the same good health.

I received your kind letter today dated April 26th. And was very glad to hear from you that you were all well. Well, Mother, I was glad to hear that the box with my clothing got home safe. But I think it strange that I can’t hear from my money. I received a letter from command and they had not received it yet. So I think you had better tell Mr. Common that if it is not too much trouble for him to look after it a little and if he has not gotten the time to get the receipt from him and get someone to look a little after it. As I am so far from the express office. I cannot do anything towards hunting it up. I am pretty sure that you can get it without much trouble if there was an express office here. I could then try and get it myself. I suppose that we will be able to get home in the course of four or five weeks. We are at present lying at Fayetteville, North Carolina. And it is a very nice place to be.

I suppose you have hear long before this that General Johnston and General Lee has surrendered to Grant and Sherman. And that the war is over. And we are kept here in Rebeldom until after they can get a Governor and some other state officers elected. And as soon as that can be done we will be mustered out and sent home. And I do assure you that they can’t send me home any too soon. Fayetteville is a right smart sized town but the citizens is almost in the state of starvation. Our commissary is issuing rations to as high as two or three thousand a day. I do not know what they would have done if we had not of come here to give them rations. They would have certainly starved. You told me not to send any more of that confederate money. I did not send it as it was fit to use. It was only for a curiosity. And I send in this letter twelve dollars more of it. I want you to put it away and keep it for me until I get home. I would much rather send you some money that was of some account but I have not got it. There is over four months pay coming to us now. But I don’t suppose that we will get any until our time is out or we are mustered out. So with these few lines I will close. Hoping to hear from you soon. I ever remain your affectionate son,

William A. Moudy