Mt Pleasant Friday Evening Oct 2nd 1863
Dear Brother
I received your kind
favor of the 30th of Sept which
gave me much satisfaction
to hear that you had met with
the good luck of being transfered
to Columbia and that you war
=e mending also I hope you may
soon recover and get a furlough
to go home This leaves me in
good health the boys are generally
well J.P. Harley hav been puny
ever since you left he has ja-
undice, N. V. Jefcoat has bin
quite sick also with Dysentery
but is getting better the rest of the
boys are all well I have nothing
new to write times are about as
when you left I have not heard
from home since I saw you there
has no letter come here for Neither
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one of us since you left. W. H.
Reed came down Wednesday and
said he heard that Henry was
coming down Thursdday but he
has not come yet but I am
looking for him every day if he
brings a letter for you I will
send it to you J. P. Harley has
not drew any money for himself
nor geer and says he dont know
whether he can or not the Adjutant
send word to him Wednesday to go over
to sullivans Island to be mustered
in for pay but Josh was sick and
did not go the others went and
will draw their money but how
it will be with you and him he
dont know if he can get it for you
I will let you know John you
must write occasionally and let me hear
from you Give the boys my respects
I remain your affection Brother J.J.A. Jefcoat

October 2, 1863


Name Variant: 
Co. D, 20th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Orangeburg County, SC


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
Mount Pleasant


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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