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Letter from Archibald Penny to his Father and Mother July 15, 1863
Letter from Archibald Penny to his parents; July 15, 1863
Friday, July 15, 1863
My Dear Father and Mother
I received your kind letter and was very glad to hear that father was home, I have been very worried about him for the last 6 months. that was the only thing that troubled me, we are now in line of Battle about 6 miles from Hagerstown and to the left of the turne pike the road runs from Frederick Middletown Boonsboro & if you have a military map you can see where we are. We have been hard at work Building Breast works, we have just finished our line, if you have the tribune of the [ ].6.7[ ] I wish you would send them to me. I have been in good health so far it is very warm and marching hard only 11 more months and I will be with you if God spares my life Please write often and you will oblige your son. Archie
PS I have not heard from James Crain since we left Gittesburg. He belongs to the [ ] and I think 8 Brigade.