Letter 1864 May 12, Cumberland, Maryland to Marie Caroline McCollam, Uhrichsville, Ohio
Camp Near Cumberland
Meriland Thursday night
May 12 1864
Well Dear wife I find my self where I never expected seated with Capt. Copels, Lieut. Welch, orderly Warfel in our tent we landed here to day at twelve oclock soon after it Began to rain and we had it tolerable ugly time but know we have got our tents struck and supper over and All quiet in camp owing to our just landing and and [sic] rain I have not
Bin Able to look round Any and can�t tell you very much that will interest you. I am well feel first rait only that I am farther from home than I thought I ever would be. we ware concolodated with the 93,43,& 58 Batalions in camp chaise and got marching orders and Monday evening at dark about that time I finished a letter to you but owing to the rush I did not mail it So i have got it along with me but will not cend it I will right to you as soon as I find
time and will tell all about my journey I will say that we left camp choice at about twelve oclock and on Monday night Arived here on Thursday that is to day About twelve noon Cavalry is plenty and artillery is plenty here. The rebs are determind to cut this railroad if possible This is the Baltimore and Ohio R. R. that we came on to Cumberland it is quite a nice plaice here we are incamped at about � of a mile on the hill Above the town the hills are white with
tents and the city presents A nice Appearance
we I think that we will like it Buly [?] we are all in good time yet probably it wont last long Well Calle I will gow to bed when you right to me direct you letter to
Wm McCollam 1. Lieutent
Company E 1, 61 Reg. OVI
Cumberland, M. D.
In care of Capt Copels.
Mrs. Caroline McCollam