Camp Furlough
South Carolina Adames Run June the 10 1862
Coletan District Dear wife and Child
It is with pleasure that I Seat my Self this
Morning to let you no that I am well at
This time hoping theas linds may Com to hand
and find you injoying the Same blesing
well Margret the things you wanted mea
to Get for you is not Cum yet I have
the Chance to Send them to you if I Cold
Get them I dont no when tha will be any
Cum or not if you need the things you
wanted mea to Get for you maby you
had better Get them there if you Can
and maby tha will Get Sum hear before
long and if it is Cheap as it was I will
Get it the dreses you wanted mea to Get for
you and darling Child is not Cum the
Store has filled up with redy maid Clothing
For the Soldiers you Can Get dreses up there
near a bout as Cheap as tha Can be bout
in Charleston So Get the things you
want let it Cost what it may I will hafter
quit using tobaco I Cant Get nun down hear
the murchants Cant kep the Soldiers in tobacco
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Margret Box Lueller Box
well Margret Our men on John Island
last Saturday under tuck to tole the
yankes out from there Gun boats and
and tha was about 3000 of them Cum out
and our men try to Get between them
and the Gun boat Got Confused and
Soon Sum of our men Cum up the Same
way at tha expeced the enemy to Cum
tha fired on them Sum Several rounds
apeas before tha found out tha was
shooting at there one men tha kild 3 and
and wounded 12 tha were all thear in the
horse pittle now tha are a going to
Send the dead home this morning the
enemy landed 15000 trups on the island
Yesterday the oppinion of all of men is that
wee will have a battle there before a week
Margret you must rite offen the last
two weeks I resived a letter from You
each and I am in hops I will resived one
to day rite and Give mea all the nuse
in old Laurens resive my best love and
re pests wishes and Give mea your prars
to help mea a long I will Give you and Lueler mine
Margret I got my pants and Coat but did no Get
my piler the trunk Cum Since hudgens Cum so I will
Close I remain Your husband till death William I Box

June 10, 1862


Name Variant: 
W. J.
Co. C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Note: 
Camp Furlough, Adams Run


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
July, 2014
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2014

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