Sullivans Island Sept 30th 1862
Dear Wife I imbrace a few mo=
=ments for the pleasure of droping
you a few lines which leaves me
well. hoping this may reach you
in the best of helth, I have not
received Enny letter from you this
mail I cant tell what is the
caus Fedrich Livinston stayed
with me last knight he told me
that their was a letter put in the
office for me last week I Expect
it has bin misslayed some how or
other in the mail I notist the last
letters you rote you neglected to
state what company or what letter
Dear Rachel Esturday morning
Capt Dannellys company left hear
and went to the head of this Island
as I rote in my last letter, this
Eavning about 3 Oclock one of
the blockaders run up near them
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and threw some 15 or 20 bumbs
over their heads and around about
them som of the bumbs fell with in
a few yards of our company but the
most of them passed over their heads
and went 3 or 4 hundreds yards beyon
them, but non of our men was hurt,
our batrys replyed to them freely
to the yankeys the capt says that two
of the bawls from our batry taken
affect I tell you the yankes duble
quicked off in a hurry perhaps tha
may tryit again tomorrow, Dear Rachel
I still remain heare with the band
I sleep heare in my quarters the same place
I stayed when you ware heare I have
the room to myself I feel rite Comon
I wish you ware heare to keep me
company I think wee could injoy our=
selfs verry well dont you think so too,
Accept my undying love your affe=
ctionate lover, tell sisey good knight for pa.
Mrs R. E. Jefcoat } John. J. Jefcoat

September 30, 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: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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