Chafens farm Oct the 21 1864
My Dear wife and child
thru kind providens I am yet numberd with the living
and injoying as good helth as hart could wish truly
hoping theas linds will cum to your loving hands
and find you and little Son injoying the Same
blessing Margret I recived a letter from you
yesterday eavning I was more than glad to hear
that you and little Son was well the letter was Sint
in cear of James Duvall I did not Get to See
him as I was not in richmond I would like
to of Sean him I expect that bob will cum
by and See me I was inhops that bob and
williee would of bin Sind to lite duty once a
got hear to work Margret times is a little Squaly
down hear the yankes is a Shelling ous prety
brisk but tha hant hert non as yet tha open
a bout tin peases of hevy canon on us yester
day eavning their batry is in a bout 1/3 of a
mild from ours I think the fight will
cum off in a fiew dayes Margret I will
git your blankets as Soon as I can
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Margret I Started you a letter last Monday
I hope you will Get it I expect that bob
will Get a detail from his company to make Shoes
I dont think hee nor williee eather will Stand
the feal Surfice our boyes hear Seames to be
in good helth and fine Sperits I dont think the
will Get to richmond if tha doo tha will hafter
make a Strong and a hard fight ther number
Supear to ours in number but I am inhops
that wee will be able to manage them it
is our intention to give them the best
wee have and then go back to richmond
to our work Margret I want to
See you and little Son the worst in
the world I will trye and cum after the
Surop as my pin is So bad I will
cum to a closse for this time your
true and loving husband untill
rite Soon

Mrs Margret Box and Son W I Box

October 21, 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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