John T. Cuddy to John H. Cuddy, July 7, 1861, West Chester, PA, 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.
John T Cuddy
July the 7 1861
Dear Father i take my pen up to inform you that i am well at presant and i hope that these few lines may find you all in the same state of helth and we are still happy and i hope that you are the same we spent a happy forth of July here we have nice time here and i send my love to you all and our compenys is to have one hunders and fore men in each compny and William Henderson is up there to recrute agin i belive that the north is going to rase a big armey and then we will make the south in the union agin the south cannot stand before our army we will soon lick the south and then we will come home and we will spend a happy life with you agin i hope to come home as soon as we git payed and we think that we will git pade on monday and if we do i think that i will come home on next friday git a farlo for five days and i hope to git our discharge in three months
We have more fun here then ever you saw we can git a pass wen never we want to go to town and we ware down at the brandy winie yestday at the battel ground ware the battel of brandy wine ias faught our capten is the best capten on the grounds there is about sixteen hindred men in the campe now and we all live as brother here the most of us goes to curch on Sunday we have more then we can eat and we got our clothes last week ther are good ones we all trust in god for help we git along as well as ever we could do at home but i hope that this ware will be over in three monthes and i hope to come home then spend a happy life with you agin tell all my frends that i send my love to them and tell my brothers and mary that i send my love to them and all the rest of you and tell Margret A Baker to right to me and i want you to right to me soon
nothing at presant but remember your son
John T Cuddy
John H Cuddy