Camp near winchester Oct 6
My Dear wife and Child
it is with pleasure this morning that
I have the privlidge of ancering your
kind letter wich com to hand in
due time and found mea well I hope
when theas linds comes to your hands
at tha will find you and Luellar well
and doing well your letter stated that
you started mea a hat wig Hudgens
Sed that he culd not bring them he
had so mutch to bring I can make it
a while yet tho I would like to have
them now for [I?] cant Get them
whin I need them tho I think [??] [1]
will go back to the east and if wee
doo I will com by home if tha is any
poseble chance and Get them you
stated in your letter that you
was going to moove to your paps
and pap was going to moove to our
hous tho you would stay at home
part of your time being as Mrs Cooper
is not going to Stay with you it may
be the best for the old man
to move in the hous with you
[Page 2]
tho if you had rather for the old man
to build him a hous on our land
and you stay at home I expect he
would do it tho I want you to do the
best you can and what will satisfy
you the best I think at pap will do
the best he can and I am glad he is
going to move with you I got a letter from
him the same day I got one from you
he stated that he was going to with you
and he all so stated that he would
work to our advantage and not his
[??] and I beleave it he will he is a
[???] and kind father to us and I [2]
think you will find him so Margret
I hope to see you soon you and lueller
are the ondly persones in the wourld that
I study a bout and you and hear f[???]
near and dear to mea than my one father
the nearest of my thing and earth and
I hope and pray and trust in the
lord that wee will Get to live together
on this earth a gain my cheaks is
very ofen wet with tears a bout you
and darling Child
[Page 3]
to think that wee are so far a part
and cant Get to See each other faces
I can study a bout you and see
your sweet fase and dream of you very
ofen and when I wake I cant rest all
day and if wee go back to the east
and go by clumbia I am going to cum
by home to see that swee fase that I
dream a bout so ofen darling child
bles her little sweet sole I have for
got how she looks when I dream of
being at home I dream of seeing her but
I cant make her [out?] [???] I cant [3]
you if it should be that I cant Get
to cum by home if wee should go back
to the east I want you and her to
cum [down?] and see mea papy will
cum with you and her the
Confedreycy owes mea a bout 80
Dolars and I will give all of it to Get
to cum home and stay with you
and darling child a week you have
no Idier how bad I want to see
you and Lueller
[Page 4]
and I all wayes felt like I would
Get to cum home and I feald so
yet and I pray to the allmity father
that wee will Get to live together a
a gain Margret you stated that
you wanted mea to rite to you
ever week I have rit you a letter
every week since I have bin in surves
I think and as long as tha is any chance
to rite I will rite to you every week
if you fail to Get a letter every
week you may no that I started them
if tha is any chance to send one
a tall and I want you to rite
to mea ever week it makes mea
hapy to Get a letter from you
and to learn that you and Lueller
is well rite soon and offen direct
your letter to Richmond V A B batt
Co C in Draytanes Brigade
I must cum to a close nothing
more at this time remain your
true and loving husband till death
To Mrs Margret Box William,I, Box
Lueller Box

  1. words missing due to torn paper
  2. word missing due to torn paper
  3. words missing due to torn paper
October 6, 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: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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