Citidel Green
Charleston so ca
June the 1st 1862
Dear Martha
I seat myself to answer
your kind letter which has
been received with much
pleasure I was about to think
you were not going to write to
me any more and was very
anxious to hear from you all
I was truly glad to hear you
were all well. this leaves me
in the injoyement of as good
health as I ever had in my
life and I hope that the Lord
will bless
yow all with health and prosperity
[liveing?] life
I have no news worth writing
to you more than the yankees
came out at Port Royal the
other day and give the suthens
a small fight and then ran
back to their gun Boats again
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doing little or no damage I saw
a yankee that was taken there
as a prisoner he was brought to
this place and put in jail
he is quite a rough looking chap
and says that if he had his wife
here he would fight for us
Telegraphic news reached here
last night that Genl Stonewall
Jackson had crossed the Potomac
with sixty thousand men and
was on his way to Washington
and that thirty thousand of the
Marylanders had joined him
if it is true I think we will soon
have better times may God
bless him and his army
Dear martha do not let it be
as long bebore you write a gain as it
was the last time for I want
to hear from you at least once
a week
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Till Jimmy I was sorry to hear
that his gilt was dead he must
take good care of his old dow and
pigs tell him he must write
to me how all the hogs are
getting on Martha if them
sows yow said were gone have
not come back yow must get
Father to hunt them
for you I think they are
a bout the B[ay?] where the
old sow was last fall
I wrote yow a letter and sent it
to the office the day S M Key
come down just before he got
here whcih I hope yow have
received by this time
I must close by saying I hope
this may find yow all well
I remain your loveing
Husband untill Death
Joseph A. Drummond

June 1, 1862


Co. G and Co. E, 1st South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC


Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
Citadel Green


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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