My Dear those boxis you sent us came to hand on
the first day of January which was on sunday we
injoyed them finely for too days when we had to
moove we brought as much as we could toat and
nailed the Balance up in the boxis an put in the
cars at Richmond to be brought on with the rest of
our bagage cooking utencials and the like men ware
detailed to gard and bring them through I supose
tha will be brought on to us again wen we stop
I hope so in deed for I would be verry sorry to loose them
all that ware in the boxis was perfectly good nothing
ware spoilt, My Dear no doubt our sirvices hear will
again be verry hard but still meney of our harts have
glowed with gladness to think we are again permited
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to put our feet uppon its native and belovid soil
of South Carolina how pleasant its Breeze are to us all
My Dear I would be very glad to heare from you once
more I have not Received a line from you sience the
16th of December I want to heare how you injoyed the
Christmas and if you ware at the frolick over the Creek
as I supose there was one I wish you to give me some
of the perticulars of the affair give my love and Respts
to the family my unchanged love an Regards for
yourself and children tell sisey houdy and that pah
has come back to Charleston I Remain you affectionate
Mrs R. E. Jefcoat John J. Jefcoat
Direct your letters thus Co D 20 Regt S.C.V
Conners Brigade
Via Chareston S.C.
this leave me well only bad coal
an cough from exposier in the
coal travil we have not slept a night sience
we left Richmond I trust this may Reach you
all in the injoyment of helth and hapiness
I would like to write you much more but
will waite untill I hear from you
tell sister Annie that I understand that
Bratons Brigade is coming south too if so G.R.F
will be all right seting up he taken Dinner
with us on new years day he was all right then


Date Note: 
January 1865, no day.


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


Residence (County): 
Orangeburg County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina


To State: 
South Carolina

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012
Michael Ellis
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