Maredian Mississipi
May the 15 1863
My Diear wife I seat my
Self to inform you that
I am well & hoping that
thees lins will reach your
Distant hand & find you
all well my diear I hav
bad neus to rite we are
neare the enemy & our
men is fighting & the
yankes run our men back
forty mils I sopose last
knight we hav stop
to defend the rale road
it is reported here that
tha is two hundred Thousan
yankeys advansen on
this A way I think
we will hav Something
to do this Time My Diear
I am very uneasy about you
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fur I hav [?????????]
neary leter sence the 29
of April & you stated that
you was sick & I Cant
hear whether you was Ded
or A live [??????] lettr
nor nothing from you
no way Mathursa I hav
bin travling fur twealv
days & I hav [?]t [?????????]
of it I hav not br[??]k[??]s
til I hav got tyeard all
most to Deth A [Chewing?]
them Mathursa we [are?]
A[??]ny the yankeys
he[?] [???] or worse than
tha are theas sit[asins?] is
workin for the yankeys
to C[??] th[??] this Place
I th[??] by the way tha
are A working Mathursa
I hav not got time
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to Rite as much as I wud
like to fur I hafto go on
picket or Coate farole
So I will Close Mathursa
Direct your letters to
Jackson Conty Mississipi
W H H Lee to
Mathursa Lee

May 15, 1863


Co. H, 16th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

Melissa McGinnis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2009

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