Editor’s Note: This article was found by Brett Schulte at the free newspaper site Historical Newspapers of the Rochester, New York Region and transcribed by Jackie Martin.
THE 22D CAVALRY.—A soldier of the 22d N. Y. Cavalry, from this village, under date of August 3d writes us from camp:
“Your papers I recieve (sic) regularly every Sunday evening after publication. The local news is very interesting to us as we get more through the Republic than we do by any other means. The marriages are looked after with a good deal of eagerness, and the deaths rather hesitatingly, as we expect to find there some names of our own friends chronicled. There are but few deaths here except those killed at the front, and those very few for the amount of firing done. Everything is progressing finely, although slow, and the final termination of this campaign is not thought of only in the downfall of Richmond. The weather is fine for camping, not being very warm or dusty.—The water is our greatest trouble, it being rather warm and not very good what we do get.”
Our friend sends us a notice which we do think would if published accomplish the object aimed at.1
- “The 22d Cavalry.” Brockport (NY) Republic. August 11, 1864, p. 3 col. 1 ↩