Chatanoog Tenessee October the 7th 1863
Dear Wife it is with pleasure that I
seat myself this morning to drop
you Afew lines which leaves me
Well and I truly hope those few
lines may finde you all in good hea
lth my dear I have no news
to write at present only the
[????] was all [hit?] only two in
our company and that was [met?]
and Shealy We landed hear yes
terday eavning late my dear they
have not don any thing With [?]
yet and I dont think they will
my dear we are in line of battle
hear but the boys all think
that the yankeys wont come out
and they say that our generals
wont charge thare breast works
We have our line fortified to the
River at boath ends we can see
The yankeys plain from our
line that is all that I can tell
you at present
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we are well fortified hear and
the yankeys is two So I cant [?]
how the time Will be befor
We get away from hear but I
hope that We may get away safe
I had plenty of provision to [a?]
me and I have some yet but I
have drawd no rations yet my
dear When you write direct [??]
letter to allanta geargia comp
I 15 regt kershaws brigade
so I have told you all that i
know at present I had the
pleasure of reading the letter [??]
you and Miss M. E. Epting wrote
me on the 12 of September J. [?]
Wheeler had saved it for me
other one he tor [???] after he
read it So I found that all [r???]
So I must close for it is rain
ing today Write soon I ever
Remain yourse truly James J amick
to Mrs M. C amick at home

October 7, 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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