Letter from Ashbridge, James S.

Soldier: Ashbridge, James S.
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 30th Infantry
Home State: Pennsylvania
Date Written: Sunday, April 19th, 1863
Location: Camp at Fairfax Station, VA
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Camp Life, Daily Life, Eastern Theater, Family, Friends
Dear Sister

I now take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well at present and hope these few lines may find you the same. I have received your letter of the 12th and was glad to hear from you. You say that you have made 0 dollars and 26 cents and not much hard work at that that will do if you can make that every week. You will do for I suppose that everything is so high now it takes that much to keep you. Now about that beau of yours. You say that I have not got his right name and you say that it is Mr. James Willis Pinklehingle. It is a queer name and it tangles my tounge up considerable to get around it would choke a dutchman to say it and then he would not do it. You say he has gone home to his own state. I think he must be rich if he has got a state of his own unless it is a state of starvation. You say something about sending me money to get my likeness taken with but you need not do that unless you want it verry bad for I am not particular about haveing it taken but I will get it taken if you want it bad. I would like verry well to be in Chester to go with you to the fair but it can not be so and I will have to be contented where I am for the present but it will not always be so. I hope you give my best respects to Gemimina White and Mary when you see them. I will close by sending my love to you.
From your Affectionate
James S. Ashbridge
Please write soon.