Camp of 18th S Car november 8th 1863
Mr J B o barkley Dear sir I seat my
self this evning to Drop you a few
Lines to enform you that I am
Well and hoping these few Lines may
reach you and find you well and
Douing Well I hav nothing new to rite
at this time I have ben looking for
you to come Down for a long
time but it Looks Like you
ar not a comin and I
thougth I would giv you a few lines
the times a round heare is a bout
as they hav ben for some time they
are not shelling as much as they
hav ben I am in hops they will stope
there foolishnss Down heare I
wish I could get home and fly
round the girls with you but
I recon you hav quit flying round
the girls an gone to nursing
I want to no whether you hav
ever seen youre boy or not
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I would giv any thing to see
youre boy but I think he is a fine
boy and I want you to take
good care of him for you no that
boys are a going to bee scerce
and Will bee needed whin this
Ware endes I want you to com
Down as soon as you can
and see us we hav a heep of
fun Down heare neal i am
geting as fat as a bare and I feal
like flying a round the girls
I want you to right soon
as you get this and excuse me
for not righting sooner so I
will close nothing Moor
at this time only remains
youre friend tell Deth
J H Watson
J B o barkley

November 8, 1863


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

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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