Secessionville so ca

August 8th 1862
My Dear wife
your very kind and
affectionate letter of the 2nd inst
has been received It gave me
great pleasure to hear from yow
all and to hear you were all
well at that time I was sorry
to hear that Jimmys feet have
been sore again I hope they
wont be as bad as they were
last summer this leaves me
enjoying the very best of health
I am heavier than I ever was
in my life I weigh 165 pounds
I received a letter a few days
a go from a lady in Granitevill
which I intend answer to day
I suppose the old man has
been to Graniteville to purchase
homespun. I expect he will
go back a gin before long from
what I have heard on other
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There is nothing new taken place
here since I wrote you last
there is several cases of sickness
in the Regt and two have died
Since we moved here but none
of our company and none of
them are very sick but
Joseph Camron he has been
very low but is mending
Frank Green has been sick
but has missed the fever
I think the most that ailed
him was home sick you can tell
Johns wife he is well and
hearty and full of mischief
as ever S.M. Key and E.H
Harley send there respects to
all their old friends
John J Green has been try ing
for a discharge ever since he
has been back I dont know
whether he will succeed or
not I dont think he is
intitled to one for he is as
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hearty as he ever was in his
life and can eat enough for
two men he has not seen
much peace since he come back
every one has shamed him for
wanting a discharge they have
told him they hoped none of
the girls would countinence
him if he went home
I want yow to write me all
the news on the Branch and
let me know how all the
neighbors are gettting on
as I would like to know all
the little funy circumstances
that take place Say to Father
and the girls I would like to
hear from them soon
I must close by saying I
hope this may find you all well
and all things doing fine
I remain your affectionate
Joseph .A. Drummond
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Secessionville so ca
August 8th 1862
My Dear son
your kind letter
of the 2nd inst has been duly
received it gave me great pleas
-ure to hear from you and to
hear you were well this leaves
me well and doing finely for
camps well Jimmy I should
of like very much to hve
been at home to have
had the pleasure of going
with you and your Mother
and Ida to good old Joices
Branch to have heard Mr Tool
preach and to have seen all
the pretty girls I have not
seen no girls since we left
the city I must close ny
saying I hope this may find
you all well y[o]w must kiss
your Mother and Ida for me
write soon and let me know how
all things are getting on your
affectionate Father J. A. Drummond

August 8, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC
Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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