Sulivans Island
May this 8th 1862
Dear Rachel
I take the liberty to drop
you a few lines to inform
you that I landed on Sulva=
=ns Island Esturday eavning
at 6 Oclock an am quite well
hoping this may reach you
well I have no news of importance
to right you the Blockade are
are still lying out in sight
an when tha will attact us
I cant say. Rachel I came of
from home a forgot my pocket
hankercief I wish you would
send it to me by H. W. jefcoat
when he coms down you must
make Keitt ceep the pigs out
of the corn their by the potatoe
stack an replant the corn
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before it gits too dry an then
make him cut the Bushes and
hoe the corn where it needs it
most he can put a little hill
round the corn it will do
some good, Keep him sturing
the best advantage
the people in Charleston are
shiping of a greate meny thing
up the railroad I met too trains
as I came down Both ware hevy
loaded with thing out of
Charleston it look like tha are
making a starte to Evacuate the place
therefore wee may have some fighting
here before long I cant tell
But give yourself no uneasness
about me I must close by saying
to you to take ceare of yourself
an sisy right to me yours
Truly John J. Jefcoat

May 8, 1862


Co. D, 20th South Carolina Infantry
Musician, Private, Sergeant
Residence (County): 
Orangeburg County, SC


Residence (County): 
Orangeburg County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
February, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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