John T. Cuddy to John H. Cuddy, July 8, 1862, John T. Cuddy Papers (MC 2001.9); Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.
Cuddy, John H.
Transcribed by Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz, Dickinson College
Adapted by Rebecca Solnit, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The John T. Cuddy Papers.
July 8 1862
Dear friends with plesure i take the oppertunity to rite a few lines to you to let you know that i am a live yet i hope that thes few lines may find you all well we have harde times for the last week we had three fights one on thersday and fryday and on monday but i got throught safe we had the hardest fighting that has ben done in this ware we lost too generals out of our divison [illegible] they ware taken prisners ando our begade [brigade] general was wounded very bad we lost ninteen ore twenty men out of our compeny ther is three of our boys in rich mond John Malcker [illegible] is in rich mond a prisner we took a prisner on monday he is one of them martiek [illegible] that ust to work in the foundry we have seen harde times but we are giting along as well as ever wate is left of us we are in the rear of the hold army now i do not think that we will git in eny more fites for a wile for our reserv core is cut up very bad i have not much to rite now for i have no inke and my pensle is bad we expect to be payed of in a day ore so i will send my mony home i think i will git through this ware for i was in three of the hardest fights that can be the balls came as thick as hale all around me but none of them hit me i think that our devison will be sent some plase for guard i have not much to rite now but rite soon to me i send my love to you all John T Cuddy
Mr John H Cuddy