the .8. 1862
Manas sas Junction January
Dear father I Seat my Self
Down this eavning to let you now that
wee air all well and when this
Comes to hand i hope hit will find
you all in joy ing the Same health
pau i re sceive yore let ter a fu
Days ago that was dated Dec te 29. 1861
you Stated that you had no crismust
And you Stated Some boddy hade
Roade jim pret ty near to death pau
I will stay my time out and then
I will come home pau i hante
Had time to right to you hit
Is so coal that i cante half right
the ground is coverd with Snow
the weather is coald
I mus come to a close [??] fair
you well Dear mother i am well
ex sept a cof i cante half rest
of nite mother i hante got but one
blanket if you can send
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Me a bed quilt and I will
Send you some monney
for that i cant git no blankets
tha air ten Dollars a peace
Mother i have got monney
A plenty if i hade a cover lead
or a bed quilt i[t] wood doo I mus
Come to a close by Saing fair you
well excuse bad riting
lis i hante got mutch to right
oanley mee and you went down
to uncle liges last christmus and
tuk hour cristmus but wee air along
ways apart O i wish i was thair
to take christmus with you but
wee air a long ways apart and i dont
no wheather wee will meat
Again or not if i doant i hope
Wee will meat again
I must come to a close
Right to me as soon as this
comes to had bet tie and fanny
Dalton A. H. Dalton to fanny

January 8, 1862


Co. F, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC
wife of Smallwood Jefferson Dalton
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2014
Proof Date: 

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