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  1. Richardson, Joseph D.
    [Letter] 1862 December 26, Washington DC [to] Mother / Jos D. Richardson.
    Richardson confesses, "Well it is awfull for me down here since I came back a good bit worse than it was before I went home and yesterday I had the [sorrows?] so that I did not know what to do with myself, for I was thinking of the nice times at home and the good things to eat, althoe we had every thing good and plenty of it, but I could not injoy it." He describes the food as a "feast but then it was not home but I know what I will do next spring and that is get out of it." He is looking for a job for his dad at $30 a month as a waterman working ten hours per day. He also advises his mother to "Give my boy plenty of milck punch." Richardson served with the Beverly, NJ 10th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War; he enlisted in 1861, was promoted to first sergeant on May 4, 1864, and died at Cedar Creek, Virginia on November 7, 1864 of wounds received while foraging.
  2. Richardson, Joseph D.
    [Letter] 1863 January 10 and 11, Yorktown, PA [to] Mother/ Joe [Richardson].
    Richardson explains that he's been too busy to write and is thinking of enlisting again because nearly all the Regiment has done so, and if he doesn't he will have to go into another regiment and serve nine months. He promises to send $10 to each girl for coats and says, "I think I can make you all comfortable and perhaps more so than if I was to come home." Most boys spent their $300-400 foolishly, but he'll get over $1000 if he reenlists. He asks his mother to write and advise him. Richardson served with the Beverly, NJ 10th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War; he enlisted in 1861, was promoted to first sergeant on May 4, 1864, and died at Cedar Creek, Virginia on November 7, 1864 of wounds received while foraging.
  3. Richardson, Joseph D.
    [Letter] 1863 April 13, Washington, DC [to] Mother / Joe [Richardson].
    Richardson states that they're off soon and he has sent her $46 through Express. He tells her "I'm well and hardy, [but] don't know where we're going" and asks her not to worry about him. Richardson served with the Beverly, NJ 10th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War; he enlisted in 1861, was promoted to first sergeant on May 4, 1864, and died at Cedar Creek, Virginia on November 7, 1864 of wounds received while foraging.
  4. Richardson, Joseph D.
    [Letter] 1863 April 16, Washington, DC [to] Mother / Joe [Richardson].
    Richardson reports that they are still packed and ready to go, waiting for boats that may take them to Norfolk. He asks her to let him know if she got the money, and tells her that there was a severe storm yesterday that left the roads muddy. The rest of the boys are gay and happy about going, and he sends a box of his clothes home. There hasn't been time to get his likeness made. Richardson served with the Beverly, NJ 10th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War; he enlisted in 1861, was promoted to first sergeant on May 4, 1864, and died at Cedar Creek, Virginia on November 7, 1864 of wounds received while foraging.
  5. Richardson, Joseph D.
    [Letter] 1863 May 18, Camp near Suffolk, Virginia / Joe [Richardson].
    Richardson describes the "fine time" of the march. He discusses rations and the pleasure of hearing the "musik of the bulits" as he took a shot at Mr. Reb. He muses that it's not so awful after all to go into a fight although some of the boys are scared. He mentions the "Secesh girls" and destruction of property, and the pretty sight of 4000 campfires burning at night. Richardson served with the Beverly, NJ 10th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War; he enlisted in 1861, was promoted to first sergeant on May 4, 1864, and died at Cedar Creek, Virginia on November 7, 1864 of wounds received while foraging.
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