Deuisbluff V.A.
July the 16 1862
Dear Mother I once more
Attempt to inform you that
I am not well at presant
I have got the dieree very bad
but I am better then I was yesderday
I have been up all the time but
I feel very week I think what caused
it was marching so hard an faring
as we did our Company Looks the
poorest I ever saw in my Life
Mother I have fell of the most you
ever saw A person to not be sick
Mother we are in our tents an has
got A prety camp ground it is About
half way between petersburg and
Richmond we draw meet flour and
some peas that is what we get to eat
and I would give A right smart for
somthing fresh an A peace of corn
bread they ask so much for any thing
that I dont want to give all that
I have got for so Little but I hope the
time is not far of when I can go
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home for thair is a heep A talk of
peace here it is thought by some that
England an france will take sids
with us and if they do peace will
be made I hope it may be so for I
want to go home the worst in the
world Mother I want you to write
to me as often as you can and tell
me what joh thompson said About
highering some one to take my place
you wrote to me that you wanted
to see unkle Deniel About highering
some one an I want you to Let me know
what he thinks About it an how much
he would give for I am Anchus to
get some body probly uncle Daniel knows
some one if he does tell him to higher
them for me well I must close hoping
to here from you soon I still remain
your Loving son untell death John. W. Williams

July 16, 1862


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


Name Variant: 
Marianne, Marium
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 


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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