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116th Pa. "Irish Brigade" Letter - William A. Smith Writes from Winter Quarters in December 1863

“One year ago we were fighting the battle of Fredericksburg and I was dodging the balls instead of writing a letter home…”

William A. Smith a Private in Company D of the 1116th Pennsylvania Infantry writes home to his parents a 3 page letter in ink.  In the letter he describes the brush they had with the Rebels who came across the river on December 5th.  They have commenced building a log house and describes how they are going to do it including “we have got a big fireplace in it”.  At the end of the letter he draws a picture of a ring he apparently carved.

Included is the envelope that the letter was mailed home in. 

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