Coleman1

Transcription: 

Camp neare Vicks burge Mis
January the 24. 18.63
Deare companion I st my Self this evenig
to Drop you a few lines to let you no that
I am well at this time hoping when thay
come to hand thay will find you all ingoy
ing the Same I have got nothing of importen[ce]
to write to you at presant oure faire is
very ruff heare corn bread and very
poore beefe is what we have to eate
I am very Sorow to inform you that the
Smallpocks has broke out in oure regment

the general has Sent us out of the Brigade
one mil and a half to Die or git
well thee is no cas in .Co. I yet though
we ar looking for it to make it apearence
ever day I hope that oure company will
ascape though the chance is very bad for
us to ascape from that affull Disease
they have bin Some 18 or 20 Diserted from
the 30th Since the Smallpocks has broke
out thay have ben firing canons at
Vicks burge 3 Days though I Dont no what
they was firing at So turn overe [turn the page]
[page 2]
thay keepe a heavey guard a round us day
and night no boddy goes out nor comes in
I think it is very hard to keepe us in
this condission uer condision is bad
heare we have not Drawed any money
yet nor I Dont no When we will Draw
but I hope we will soon for I hant got
but litiel tobackco an no money [?]

a wew [1] lines to Mat Broning [2] if
you got eney Chinplasters [3] you may
rop [4] letters with them now for tha
ant worth a Conadentl Dam [5] now
[???] [6] Send
you one Matt I will rite you a
letter to Morow
Nancy I sent you one letter by hand
though I have ben a little cearless about
riting though I will Doo better from
now on all of oure neighbo boyes
is well [?] I hope the time is not fare
of[f] when [?] I will be permitted to meete
you and martha at the dore
Nothing more only remains yours
until Deathe I B Coleman
to Nancey Coleman

[upside down in pencil at bottom of page 1]
Capt Bauman Co A
11 over cuts 11 Jackets 11 par pants
11 canteans

Footnotes: 
  1. wew = few
  2. Browning
  3. shinplaster, worthless paper currency
  4. rop = wrap
  5. a continental damn = a worthless item
  6. damage at fold of page
Date: 
January 24, 1863
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. I, 30th Alabama Infantry
Rank: 
drummer
Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL

From

From State: 
Mississippi
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Warren

To

To State: 
Alabama
To County: 
Talladega

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2015
Proofer: 
Kevin Kiernan
Proof Date: 
August, 2015

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