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Harrison Huckins Transcript

U.S.A. General Hospital West Philadelphia Pa  Ward I
Nov 9 1862
Governor Washburn  Sir

I being a Maine boy and belonging to the Sixth Regiment Co. K I thought I would write you a few lines  I was taken prisoner at Savage Stashion the 27 day of June I being very sick with the Typhoid Fever  I remained at the Stashion about 10 days and then was taken to Richmond whare I remaind twenty more days when the news came that we were goin to be sent to our lines and I was glad to see the Stars and Stripes once more

I was sent to USA General Hospital West Philadelphia Pa where I am now doing well and hope to be with my Regiment in a few days  I am bound to stand by the old flag and fight until every traitor is swept from the Land to return no more and then I can return to my friends  at my home in Eastport and dwell in peace and happiness through life

Yours respectfully
Cop Harrison Huckins

Gov Washburn