Camp Jeter Diascon Bridge
New kent County Va March 15 1863
Dear Sister
as it has been some time since
I Last wrote I seat myself this P. m. to let
all know that I am well at this time
I have just returned to Camp from Picket I
was out three days and it snowed every day
we had a false alarm from one of the Posts
in about one mile of the one I was in Comand of
they reported to me that the Enemy was gone up
the barrett Rode and was cuting us off from Camp
you ought to have seen us Leave it all prove to be
False I know of nothing new to write R F Spearman
has been quite Sick for the Last week but He is
better to day we are pretty hard up for provisions
at times we got a small Box to day in our mess
or rather mr Coleman with nice Ham and some
Lard it was quite a treat indeed I was very
sorry to hear of the discontentment in the Family
on account of the sale of Bill has Pa succeded in
geting Him back I hear that the money was
counterfeit that [???] paid for him I am inhopes
he is back home before this you wanted know
I give the Hat to I gave it to J A Hill
[???] very well the yanks had just given
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Thomas Hill a chase and made lose his hat
So Joseph gave the Old Black to Tom I want you
to take spcial care of my old Hats that I Life
Home such as they are Sells for $25.00 in Richmond
and gose up every day has Papa ever got my
saddle from Chappells Depot I sent it by T. Scury
did you receive the Letter with Franks money in
it I sent the Letter By F. [???] care of a. m. Smith
I and silas Walker sold the yankee horse for $300.00
Three hundred Dollars we had to $150 for him the
uppraisement Gen Wise said that returned to the
goverment that was captured or appraised and this
value sent so Col Tabb said we must have him
appraised after giving it to us When is Bob Hill
coming out to join us it is reported in Camp
that we will be sent back to No Ca in a few
days but Camp tales are so Erronious we know not
what to believe we cannot be badly worsted we have
verrry arduous duty to perform in the way of Picket
Short rations for both men and Horse we have so far to
Hall it in Wagons from the Station is lister mary
going to School this year and John and Who to
I must close as it is raining and so dark I cannot
see to write write soon nothing more
but remain your affectionate
Brother Daniel Deney

March 15, 1863


Holcomb Legion, later 7th S.C. Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Newberry County, SC


Sister of Daniel Dendy


From State: 
From County: 
New Kent
From Note: 
Camp Jeter

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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