Near Canten Mississippi
June the 23 [1863]
My Diear wife I Seat my self
with pleasure to Drop you A
few lines to inform you that
I am well & hopin theas lines
will Reach your Distsant hand
in [???] time & find you all
well I neglected to rite to
you A bout these thangs all
of thes thangs that you rite
A bout is mine which you
got out of the box which we sent
home from Charlston Mathursa
we hav not moov yet nor I
Cant tel when we will I thought
we would A bin A fighting
before now but I hav got to bleav
our men is A fraid to attact the
yankeys you wanted to no A bout
my Close I hav plenty yet
& I hav plenty of muney
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I hav 27 Dollars of muney yet in my
pocket & sum [?]ing to me &
you started that Peaces men was
at home or sum of them but
you doant no eany thang yet
A bout men A runing A way
I think from what I hear
findout the men in this Cuntry
will goto running Away sune
by hundreds all of the hood boys
is well exept JB hood we lef
him in A horspitle at
yazoo City But all of the rest
of the boys is well [mr?] fowlar
is well & wants to hear from
home very bad but thes boys
in the Compans sed tha
Dont git A nuf to eat But
I git A plenty to eat I
hav got A myty good place
I Dont hav eny than thang
but help giv out rashens
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to the Regt tha is fore
of us to Do that we hav
A easy time & if the regt
git to fiting we will to
Cooking the rashens & carit
Careit to the men I will [hafto?]
[Cose? May?]
W H to Mathursa Lee

June 23, 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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