va Septermber
the 6 1863
Camp Near Wallers tavern
dear wife it is with pleasure
that I seat my self to drop you
afew lines to inform you that
I am well at present and I truly
hope those few lines may find
you all in good health J. W. is well
and he ses that he dont know what
is the reasen that father and
John W dont write and I dont
no myself for I wrote to J.W. on
the 14 of June and I have no ancier
on it yet my Dear times is quiet
hear at present so fare as I now
thare is allways some newse sturing
in camps My Dear I have nothing
of emportance to Write at present
I received your most wellcom letter
yesterday dated the 30 and 31 and Was
truly glad to hear from you all again
and to hear that you was all well
and I hope that you have the moste
of your fodder puled by this time
that is fit and also I am glad to
hear that you think you will get corn
plenty to do you for I do hope that
I will be at home to eat bread
with you you said to me in your letter
that J.D son had Adiscarge I apected
that he wold get it but I hope the
time is not fair distant when we
will all be set free from this
trublesom and unholy ware so we
can all get home again to stay
in pease once more in this world
[page 2]
and I cold get home So you cold
[J? G?][??] yourself cousin D. S. long
is at home today if he had good
luck on his Journey I sent you two
Spools of fine pencillviania
thread I hope you will get to
see hem While he is at home
you can tell by his look if we
are pore or not though I am
not as fat as cousin D. S is So I
will close on that subject my dear
I must tell you that We drawd
2 months Wages last week I will
tell you that small plait pies is
Worth one dollar apease and but lit
tle frute in them appels and peech
es from 50 cts to $100 per dosent the
frute is very hie hear my Dear
I dont think any thing else but
that uncle luther is killed for
that is all the time that We hav
heard an thing of hem and D.J
is sames like I cant hear nothing
from hem the Weather is fair and
cool some nites all most coald eno
ugh to frost So I must close
by asking 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

September 6, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Lexington County, SC


From State: 
From Note: 
Camp near Wallers Tavern


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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