James Island July the 13th
Dear Martha
I seat myself this
evening to write you afew lines
more I wrote yesterday think
ing Mr Weathersbee was going
to leave this morning but he
concluded to stay till to
morrow and I thought I would
write yow again to inform
you that I am still enjoying
the verry best of health
and I hope this will find
yow and the children enjoyin
ing the same blessing of God
I have nothing of impor
tance to write at present
more than all of the boys
from our neighborhoold are
well and doing finely
I think from what I heard
this morning there is no
likelyhood of our going to
virginia shortly if ever
we have had a fine rain
here this evening and I
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hope yow have been blessed
with a rain before this
as I hear you are needing
rain pretty bad
There has been orders issued
here that all persons who are
absent without leaf or
who have over staid their
furloughs that do not return
by next Sunday night will
be published as deserters John
Green and Basil had better
look sharp as they are on
the list with them that
have over staid furlough
I must close as I have wrote
this merly to let yow know
that I was still well
I want you to take good
care of the chidren and
tell them I have not forgot
them and will write to
Jimmy before long yow
must kiss them for me
and let them kiss yow for
me also. your loveing husband
Joseph .A. Drummond

July 13, 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 Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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