camp in fredericks burg v.a
May the 21 1863
Dear Wife it is with pleasure
that I Seat myself to drop you
afew lines which will enform
you that I am mending but it is
slow I truly hope those few lines
[may?] reach you all in good health
[???] and D. J is boath as Well as
comon my dear I received your most
welcome letter dated the 22 and I
received one dollar in it my dear I
had 24 dollars you better keep your
money We draw evry two months
so I think I will have enogh to
do me so I wish for you to keep it
and hire some body to geather the
Wheat if you can my dear We are
under marching orders to move at
amoments Warning but I cant tell
Whare We Will have to go but
I hope that We Will not have
to go for I dont feel able to
march for I am two weak yet
turn over
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my der you need not truble yourself
about my clothes I have drard me
apair of pants they cost me eight
dollars but I dont care for that
for We Wont draw no computation [1]
money to the end of the year and
perhaps not then and so I would
just as well to take the clothes as to
get nothing I have wrote you all
the newse I have at present I am
truly glad to hear that some of your
corn look so well and some of your
Wheat but truly sory to hear
that the rest of the corn was
such abad stand and that the white
Wheat had the blast so bad
Tell me if it is black heads or
if it is the smut in the grain
So I must close for this time by ask
ing you to write soon and tell me
all the newse at home so fare well
for this time J.J amick to Mrs M.C amick

  1. commutation, clothing allowance
May 21, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Lexington County, SC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp near Fredericksburg


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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