James Island So ca July 17th
My Dear wife
your kind letter
of the 14th has been duly received
it afforded me great pleasure to
heare from you and the children
and hear you are all well and
doing fine and I hope the Lord
will continue to bless yow with
every needed blessing I was sorry
to hear the grapes were rotting
and that worms had nearly
ruined the garden in my last
letter I wrote to yow it was
thought we would no to virginia
I am glad to inform yow that
it is verry likely we will not
leave the state at all you
need not give your self any unea-
siness a bout our leaveing until
yow know for certain we have
gone for there is a great many
false reports leaves the camps
Should we ever have to leave
I will let yow know it and
let yow know where we will
have to go
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since I commenced writing I
heard that Miss Tiny Killin
-gsworth was dead it comple
tely shocked me for I had
never heard she was sick until
I heard of her Death I deeply
sympathise with the family
but I hope thier loss is her
eternal gain all people are
born to die the young as
well as the old and we should
all be prepared for that
solem time when the Lord
shall call us to account for
the deeds we have done for we
know not what hour will be
our time
yow must write as often as
yow can and let me have all
the news of the neighborhood
and the news in general I must
close by saying this leaves me
well and I hope it may find
yow all the same kiss the
children for me and let
them kiss yow your ever
loveing husband J. A. Drummond

July 17, 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

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

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