Camp Sparks James Island March 19th 1862

Dear Brother
It is with pleasure
That I imbrase the opportunity of
droping you a few lines to inform
you that I and Joel is well at
this time hoping that this may
find you all well. But do not
know how long wee will stay so
we have several cases of sickness
in our Regment at this time
Little Joseph Minicken is verry [1]
sick at this time he has
Congestion of the brain he was
Taken on last satturday Knight
we sent for his Father and he is
Staying with him Now. John I
feal verry uneasey for you and calvin
concerning the draft up there if
you should have to go in Servis
I Should be glad if it was so we
could be to gether I have Sean
Several ups and downs Since
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I left home we have several rum
ars in camp but I do not Antic
ipate eneything like a fight here
We hear rumars that we will all
be Sent to North Carolina but
Wheather it is true or Not I am
Not able to say I receivd a letter
from Fredrick Livingston this
morning and was glad to hear that
you ware all well Joel received a letter
from ben this morning informing
him that he was well. I am Not
able to say when I can com hom
Furlows is verry Scarse here. so you
must right often and let me no how
you are all getting along I must come to
close for I am getting Sleepy so
Good Night
Yours Afectionate Brother
Tel Death
Henry W. Jefcoat

  1. J. A. Minicken, Jr., of Co. D, 20th SC Inf.
March 19, 1862


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


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Sparks


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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