Culpeper va June the 8 1863
Dear Wife I grasp my pin in hand
to drop you afew lines which will
show you that I am in tolerable
health I received your kinde letter
dated the 28 of may and I was truly
glad to hear from you all and to
hear that you was all well I hope
those few lines may reach on all in
good health my dear We are about 1
mile from culpeper We stopt hear
yesterday about 2 oclock but I cant
tell how long We will stay hear
not long I dont expect we have
started to march and thare is no
telling When nor Whare We Will
stop but I hope We Will stop be
for long my dear dont stop riting
becase We ar marching We get our
mail evry day We marched from
fredericks burg in about three days
they say that thare has ben afite
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at fredericks burg sence we left
thare and our men Whipt the
yankeys out again I am glad to hear
that our Wheat looks and is as good as
it cold bee expected so I hope you
can get it geathered Write soon
and tell me how you are geting I
expect you are in the bed or will
soon be thare I would like to hear
from you evry day and mutch rather
be With you I Will tell you if you
can send me any clothes With capt
frick send one shirt one pair socks [1]
and you need not send any thing
else but a cuply pair of galeses so [2]
We have inspections of arms today
at 12 oclock so I must close and clean
my gun so I have wrote about
all that I now to write at present
So write soon and tell me all the
newse at home so I close for this
time J J Amick Mrs M C Amick

  1. Capt. R. W. Frick of Co. I
  2. acuply = a couple of
June 8, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Lexington County, SC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


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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