W H H Lee to
Mathursa Lee
yazoo Sity Mississippi
June the 1 th 1863
My Diear wife I seat my
Self with the grates of
pleasure to inform you
that I am well & hoping
thes lins ma find you all
well Mathursa I did
rite A long lettr last
week & Did not Start
it So I will Send it now
we hav bin on the march
thes Days ware we march
very hard & the most of
the men is most brok
Down but I Dun
very well this time I
hav got with the commasary
waging so I Dont hav eny
thang to tote I expect to
Stay with it all the time
s gard & to help ishue out
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wrashens to the regtmes
we are advansen one the
yankeys it is thout tha
will be A larg battle
when we get up with
them & about two Days
more will take us to
thesn you must exchus
bad riting as I hav
[a?] bad chanc My Diear tha
is more men hear now
than I evr Saw before tha is
Betwene 3 & 4 hundred wagins
all to gether ginerl jhonson
Division is all Advanceing
to gether & it is the Dustyes
worse travling you evr saw
the rode is like A Ashbank
So farewell My Diear fur
this time & if I nevr git
to See you eny More I
want you to try to meat that
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June 1, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Yazoo City


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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