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From Theodore T. Barton
Miss Mary M Barton
Larrabee's PointVt


Nov 25/62Camp Near Fredricks Burg, VaDear Sister

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I now take this oppertunity to let you know that I am well and hope these few lines will find you enjoying the same bless- ing

I suppose you have herd something of where we have been and the Battle at Antetam we had a pretty hard time there my Co numberd from 40 to 50 when we went in and there was ½ of them killed and wounded but I did not get a scratch although they wer falling on all sides of me But the sight on South Mt It was awfull to behold we had but

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vary few killed there but the Rebels loss was large the ground was covered with them and they lay top of one other their clothing was vary poor and vary few had blankets at that time they burnt their dead at Antetam in straw stacks and old buildings It was 12 weeks ago last sunday that we left Fredricks Burg we have marched about 1 hundred miles and are here again there is lots of Rebels here now their pickets are on one side of the river and ours on the other so near that they can talk to one other we expect a battle soon the rebels have been throwing up entrenchments just before sun down we can see the guns shine it is pretty Cold here freezes some

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Nights things are pretty high here flour 20 dollors pr barrel Butter 50 to 60 cts Pr pound apples 25 cts pr dozen about as large as hens eggs cheese 25 to 30 cts pr lb potatoes 4 dollars pr bushel I saw Theodore sunday he is well and Call Stratton they are both well I can not think of any more at presant I have not herd from home in a long time So good by for this time write soon and excuse bad wrighting and write all the news and direct to

Co K 8 Regt C V
2nd division 2nd Brigade 3rd
division 9th A C from your Brother
L A Barton M M Barton

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Lyman A Barton
Co K 8 Regt C V
2nd Brigade 3 division
9th A C

Nov 26

PS Theadore was over here last night just before dark he received a letter the night before from James Almira Aunt Phebe Mom they wer all well at that time I received a letter from Crown Point last night Stating that Miss Francis Woster was dead and Jenny Fuller

Ade Lach had his hous burnt about 4 weeks ago

No more at presant
So good by