Camp Near orange C.H.
W S S Decem [1]
My Dear Wife I seat
to in form you that I am
come to my loving wifes hands
hands and find you all well
November traveld all day tha
untill the 3 morning of De
the yankes left us with the
fight them the werste Sarte
and so well forty fied that
we would kiled the laste one a
staid there untill morning
and Now we have got Back to
spected to git some good Newes
and it has Bin Same time Sense
[???????????????????] [some?] [thing?]
[page 2]
[F?] M Martin Dec 163
All this is the 5 day of
you Soon this makes the
have got any letter from
Engagements and thank god
s will that I t is spaired to
e and trust to god that I may
laurens district S.C. and Not
that I should not have the
this world let us try to meate
than this this World is Nothing
torment and distruction
[ne?] of the Women sees harde
e world I wente to an olde ladys
to Eate & the yankes had taken
sed she had nothing cooked
[??] [all?] [the?] [near?]

  1. This appears to be a partial letter from F. M. Martin to his wife, Abigail, written at Orange Court House, Virginia in December 1863. The letter is missing part of the right margin of page one and the left margin on page two, as well as some text at the bottom of each page
Date Note: 
December 1863


Co. L, 1st SC Infantry
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


Name Variant: 
F. M. Martin's wife
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


From State: 
From Note: 
Orange Court House


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrew Albritton
Transcription Date: 
March, 2010
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2010

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