Camp Ramson Near Kinston
April 26th 1862
Dear Mother Brothers and Sisters I take
the Chance to inform you that I am
not very well at this time but better
then I have been I have got A bad coald
and day before yesderday I felt so bad
that I did not drill I was so sore all over
and I think coald has settled in one side of my
head for my eye has pained very bad
but I am mending fast I drilled all day
yesderday I received the Letter that you set
the seventeenth and was glad to heare
that you was well and that you was
done planting corne I see sevrel people
from thair and they say you are getting
Along very well I hope it may be so and
that you may prove succosful this year
I suppose that you hav heard that all from
18 to 35 is prest in for the war and
you know it is A bad Lick on me but I have
talked with my oficers about it and they
advise me to higher some one over age
to take my place when my twelve months
is up if that Law stands untell then
I am not Afraid but what I shall come
home then and dont you disturb your
mind About it to much turn over
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you wrote to me that you received
the Close that I sent back and I want
to know if you received some paper and
envolopes I sent five sheets of paper Like
this and five envolopes and if you have not
got them you get them.
Bother smith has wrote to me I got his
Letter the same nite I got yours and he
told me all About my father funerl I
am very well suted About the way the
preacher performed I wanted to be thair
very bad it is raning this morning and
thundring we get A plenty to eat such as
pork bacon flour and corn meal Aplenty
give my Love to Aunt nancy Williams
jane and Ann I want to see you and talk
with you for sence I Left you you dont
know how I study About you both
Brother William and johnson the Love I have
for you I can not express for I am all ways
studing about you and may god bless you
all and take care of you is my desire
write soon and send me all the nuse
and direct your Letters to Kinston in care
of capt talor for he is Capt.
nomore at presant John. W. Williams to his relations

April 26, 1862


Co. A, 35th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


John Wesley Williams' family
Residence (County): 
Duplin County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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