South Carolina camp 18 the Regt Lagrees
Point James Island {october 18 t 1863
Dear fother & Mother Brothers & Sisters I
write you a few lines to let you Know
we are well hoping these lines may
find you all Well We Received your Kind
lettere & we was glad to hear from you &
to Receive your kind favors in the Box
Blake got all is quiet here we hear of
a great Battle of being fought at Manassas
v.a. it is thought that we wont have to
stay here but about one week longer
the Col thinks we will go back to mount
Pleasant where we left they Read out
the Boys sintence last Eavning on
Dress parade G. R. sentence forfeit one
month Pay & Poliece the streets 2 hours
Each Day for fifteen Days Blakes
the same H .J. Spence foreit 20 days
pay & Poliece the streets for ten Days E. V.
Elrod has to mark time a[for?] 2 hours
Each Day for fifteen Days & forfeit one
months Pay it seems heard but Justuce
will come some Day to stripes & Bars
as well as poore privates gods will bee Done
[page 2]
&.C. Kelly has to Double quick 10 minuts in
Every hour for 6 hours in the Day for
10 Days forfeit one months pay Mrs stone
and Ellison arrived night before last
they look well & are adoing fine Dr
Daniel pope quit our Regt last week Dr
Tolon suceeds him he has done more
for the Regt already then Pope had done
for the last 6 months E. H. you can do as
you Pleas about sending popes shoes for
he told me to be sure to have them made &
then he left without saying one world about
his shoes Do as you think but if I had them
here I could sell them at almost any price
I cooked the cabbage you sent to Day &
G. R. Myself and all the Boys in our mess is
all gailey after Eating greens george
is as cheerfull as you Ever saw him
fifteen Days wont be long neal as
wanted to no how long we would stay
here I cant say though I think we will
go to Mount Pleasant in one week for
we only come to stay here 2 weeks I can
not in sist on you a coming here tell we get
Back to the Brigade or Mt Pleasant
for you can come on to Charleston and
[page 3]
& get with some wagon if J Lenard
Blake comes with you you could get here
very Easy the only Disadvantage is it
is 9 miles from here by land and we
are on Regular Duty Every other night
on picket george ses he wants you and
Mr Blake to come Down in about 15 or 20
Days and Buy your salt you can get it
for 12 ½ to $10 that is $12.50 for soldiers
with families or widowed Mother 3 bushels
each the [Agent?] was here to day you come
as soon as you can george wants you to bring
him some 20 or 25 dollars for the Col sais
we wont Draw any money tell christmas
& he will need it george wants his hat & knife
I want my pants & Drawers & gloves & Boots
if Eliab has got the leather to make them
& bottle of vinegar & some soft shoe
Wax Eliab I hope you wont have
to come in to service under the call
Dick fowler was over here & took diner
with us he is complaining with his back
I am a shoe making Every Day I could
get moore to Do than 3 men could do but
I go on Picket Every other Night
We had a grand Review of our troops
on the Island last friday By
[page 4]
Major General Beauregard he looks like
old Maj Whitfield use to Dear Mother I
Dont want you to be uniasy about us for
my health is geting good and I have bin
stouter since I went to Miss than I
Ever was since I had the Rheuma=
=tsm george is fatning Every Day I want
you to give our Best Respects to
aunt Polly Mrs Wilson & Miss Jane
voughn mr Watson & Family
J M Watson W. B. Garrett K H Blake
are all well We draw the Best
Rations we have Drew for a
long time I must close for
the present we Remain your sons
& Brothers tell Death May god continue
his many mercies & prepare us for that
place not made with hands Eternal
in the Havens where the wicked
cease to Rule and the weary are
at Rest G. R. & M. V. Barkley
write all the News good & Bad
I sent a letter the [mots?] of miss By
Hamp stone write if you got it
george ses bring him a pocket Book

October 18, 1863


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


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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