June 20 1863
South Carolina Anderson District
Dier brother wee tak this Oppertunity of
writing to you to let you Know that
Wee ar tolreble well hoping this may
Com to hand and find you well wee res
Eevd a letter from you Friday and was glad
to hear from you and to hear you had
landed Saif i was Sorrow to hear that
the Dr was goin to trie to Straiton
your leg for i think you can not
Stand that for i think it wold bee
more Painfoul to you to have that
Dun then it was when you was first
wounded if i was you i wold not
have it dun tho doo as you Pleas wee
have not heard from the boys sence you
left hear its for that Shoe thread [1]
you nead not git it for i know you
think it will bee a hard bargin and
i think so my Self thar has nothing
Accurd sense you left hear i will have
Stop writing as your mother is going
to Writ She is So mutch apposed to havin
your leg Straton So no
more E H and A L Barkley
J B O Barkley
[page 2]
neal your mothe has not tim to writ as She
is goin to Send this off this morning
your father and mother and all the rest
is well as Comon Neal your mother
Sas for you to doo the best you can for your
Self and trie to git back as Soon as you can
your mother Sas if you git wors She wants
you to writ as Soon as you can for She want
to know it and Som of us will com to
you your mother Dont want you to have
your leg worked on for She thinks it
wold Kill you rit off So if you cold
Prevail with the Dr not to under tak it
i think it wold bee the best
J M and Elizebeth Barkley

  1. its = as?
June 20, 1863


Co. D, 18th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cherokee County, AL
Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC
Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC
Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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