SC Feb 1st 1862

Sullivans Island charleston
Dear brother I take my pen in hand to
write you a few lines to let
you know that I am well hoping
that theas lines may find you
and all the Rest well when
theay come to hand I received
your letter you sent by L. J
Scott and the 5.00 bill you
by him I was glad to git the
money and still glader to hear
from you for it had bin some
time sense I had heard I hant
got the money nor letter you
Spoak of sending by J W
Major I doant think that
Jo will be hear in som time
from what I hear if Joab
comes down in a few days he
[page 2]
may fetch it to me or if you have
got it back you may keep it
for I can maik out to come
home if I git the chance I wrote
to you to send me som money by
S. E. Moore but you may let
that a lone for I think I can make
out without you sending me aney
moore money I think I will git
to come home in a week or two
if the Still keep on furlowing
and I think the will this has bin
a big day hear to day colonel orr. [1]
Resined his colonels commission to day
and left at ½ after one oclock
we all met up at the
Moultrie House at 10, oclock
this morning and the colonel maid
his fair will address to us
[page 3]
and there we went and got
our dinner and and then met
at the colonels quarters and march
down to the wharf where we
bid him a due and riturned
back under the comand of
col Marshal Lead better is
Lieut col & Livingston
is Major it was a vary
Sollom time whin the
col Left but I hope he
will do us as much or moore
good where he is a goin for
wee nead a good senitar Martin
I want you to have lother a [2]
nuff to make me 2 pair of
shoes I want thin lother for
the uppers I want you to
have good soal so have all
[page 4]
if I git the chance to come hom
tell Mrs Margaret Stone that I
heard from Thadious 2 days a go he
is thout to have the measels tell
Mrs Johnson that her son is in
our company and is well
James Watson M N Gambrell
Wm Turner W Lovell J W & J M
Fowler & R E Carter is all well
tell Reuben Wilson not to start
back to Soon for I want to see
him Give my best Respects
to all the Neighboars & Friends
So no moor but Remanes
Your Loving Brother tell
Death {M G Barkly
J B O Barkley
Write Soon

  1. James L. Orr, who organized the regiment
  2. lother = leather
February 1, 1862


Name Variant: 
Co. L, 1st Regiment South Carolina Rifles
Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC


Co. D., 18th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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