Chafens farm June the 25 1864

My Dear wife and child
with grait pleasure I Seat my Self to drop
you a fiew linds in ancer to yours wich
cum to hand in due time and found
me in a bad state of helth tho nothing
more than the bouel Complant I do
hope theas fiew linds will cum to
your hands and find you all in the
best of helth Margret I was glad
to hear from you and little Son
and hear that you and him was as
well as you Stated Margret tha is
no nuse to rite more than you
have heard I cant tell whin wee
will be able to Get to work not
untill the fighting is over at this
plase and if God Spairs my life
and helth I will cum home whin
wee Get back to the Shop if it
is a pasable thing for I want to
See you all and be blest
with the pleasure of being
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at home with you and
and my dear little babe a
gain I want to cum So bad
I cant express my feelings
Margret have me sum pickel
Cucumbers a ginst I cum home
Margret congress has changed
our pay tha give us 2.00 dolars a day
and our rations extry besides our
extry pay for extry work this will
be put in forse the first of
July tha are paying us $300 [1]
a day now and finding our rations
while wee are a Soldreren I think
if nothing brakes I can
Sind home 500.00 dolars by
the first of Julye if I can
Get the chance to Sind it
Margret rite Soon for I love
to hear from you So I must
close by Saying I Still remain
your true and loving husband
untill death William I Box
Mrs Margret Box and Son

[written in top margin of page one]
give my respects to Mrs Cooper and Mary your
father and famely

  1. $3.00
June 25, 1864


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


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


From State: 
From Note: 
Chaffin's Farm


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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