“The boys were so mad they broke all the glass

 

Sunday October 12th 1862

 

Dear Clarinda

We arrived in New York today at noon all well and safe.  We have just had dinner.  Our Colonel played us a mean trick yesterday by not stopping the cars.  The boys were so mad they broke all the glass and doors in the cars.

 

 I will send you $3 by Mr. Cone. He came down with us as far as New York.  There [are] 3 regiments in the park and such a jam you can hardly stir so you must excuse this short letter for I can hardly write this.  We are going to Baltimore today and when we get settled I will write everything.

 

From you husband and companion through life,

Peter L. Dumont