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TJ Woods Transcript

Washington July 2, 1861

Dear Sir,

TJ Woods and ten others enlisted as a regimental band for the 4 th Regiment with the understanding that we should have our clothing and bounty money in Rockland but when we got to Rockland General Titcomb told us that we should be fitted out in Portland but when we got there there was nothing for no you will recollect that I had some talk with yu on the subject and you said that you would attend to it as soon as you got hme. We have not had a rag of clothing or a cent of money and we are destitute and suffering if we could een get our bounty money so that we could help ourselves we should be very glad. I hope that the Pine Tree State will not be guilty of withholding from her sons in this war what rightfully belongs to them if you will attend to this matter you will very much oblige.