Camp Elliott april the 10 1862
dear wife i seat my self this morning to drop
you afew lines to inform you that I am well at
this time and I hope when thease few lines
comes to hand that they may reach you all
well and enjoying all the [?] p[?]are that life
can aford I will tell you that wee received
the provisions that you sent wee received two
hams and two loves of bread and a little bag
of coffee that sultow brought us and one loaf of
bread and our two little bags of peaches and a little
bag of coffee that bowers brought us wee received
it last sunday and was glad to get it you wrote
in your last letter to me that I would no the bag
when I saw it I tell you that I received nary [but tha?]
I no I only got two little white bags and two other
little bags one with pepper and garlick the other
with ground coffee in it that is all the [????]
that I received if you sent any more I never got them
your last letter that come to hand was dated
the thirty first of march bowe brot it
I was glad to hear from you all I must tell
you that the yankeys fired on our pickets las
monday and wee cold hear the balls and see
the smoak of the bums when they burst this
morning they began to fire on fort pulasca
they have ben firing study all day to day
untell dark the 11 instant they opened
the fire this [?????????????????????????]
say the fort is bum proof I cant [tel?l]
you any thing about it we can hear
canon aiding and some times see the
smoak of the boms they saythat it is [????]
eighteen miles from our camp to the [???]
I no that it cant bee close from the [????]
Report of ther guns but I trust that
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I must tell you that wee got two more
new recrutes they landed last wensday night
E.R. amick and daniel See our company is [1]
some whares in [about] ninety strong I have give
you all the news that I have at the present
time I want you to get farther to alter
and spay my pigs for mee when he thinks
it will do I tell you to do as you all thinks
best I would like to see you all agin but
I think that I would better wait afew
weeks yet perhaps. I can get a longer
time at home as they only give eight
day furlows at this time I want you to
bee as well sadest fied you can I will
get afurlow that is worth coming home
I must close my letter by saying to you
when this you see remember me though
many miles apart wee bee to mrs
M C Amick my Dear at home from
J J amick in camps april the 11 1862

  1. E. R. Amick and Daniel P. See of Co. C, 15th SC Infantry
April 10, 1862


Company I, 15th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lexington County, SC


Residence (County): 
Lexington County, SC


From Note: 
Camp Elliott


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Melissa McGinnis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2009

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