Letter from Frey, James

Soldier: Frey, James
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 11th Infantry
Home State: Illinois
Date Written: Monday, March 13th, 1865
Location: Dalphine Island, AL
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Camp Life, Daily Life, On the March, Western Theater
March 13 1865
Dalphine Island Alabama

Dear and much respected father It is with pleasure that I will drop a few lines to you to let you know that I am well and happy hoping you are the same. Father I let you know that we are still on the Island but we are under Marching orders all the while we store up our mapchests and our [huts?] and so we ainít allowed to take anything only what we can carry on our back each man has to carry a piece of dog tent and every [10th?] men have to carry an ax and [spade?] besides [a?] knapsack and gun but I believe I can stand it if they donít shoot me our gun boats was up at dogbend last sadurday . I heard them fire all day but what they accomplished I donít know. Father I wish you would send me some stamps. I never got that letter you wrote to me in Dec. I would like to have a letter from you havenít had one for so long and so donít forget to write soon. I have nearly half my time in now 5th of next month I have six months in and that time will soon pass away I ainít tired of it a [1 illegible] So no more at present. From your son

James Frey