Sullivans No 13 Dec 11 th 1861
Island, S. C. No 13
Dear Sister
I seat my self to knight to Drop
you A few Lines Mary I have No
News of importance to write you
I write al the news I had to Father
ill tell you I have got as fat as A
hoge My weight is one hundred & 75
pounds My hair is growed out Again
& my whiskers is getin prity thick
and they are two inches Long
tel al the girls that they would not
no me attawl if they was to meet
Me in the Roade
I want you to tel my Diner Not to
do Like Saley Berns tel her if She
gows and forsakes Me that it will
almost kill Me tell her Not to get
disharten Becaus I have gone to the
ware i will be back sometime if I
Live I think the ware wil end in the
time of four or five years then I wil
Be back So tel her Not to be uneasy
fur that will be soon A Nought
to Mary I wil have to cuite for to knight
fur it Now A Bout Role Call then
we will have to go to Bed Tern over
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Sunday Morning Dect 11th, 1861
Mary I am wel this morning & feels
tolible wel Jackson & Jesse & William
Molden is al wel & doing wel
I tel you you dont kno how bad we
want to be at home Chrismast
but their is No chance we are Stuck in for
the war I dont No whether we wil get
to Come home till the ware is over
Mary I am going over to the city to Morrow
& I think that I will have my Ambrotype
taken & Send it to you the first chance
tell al the girls howdy for Me tel them
that I wish them wel & to do wel
I tel you their as prety Ladies in Charleston
as I ever Saw But they dont please My taste
Like Pickens Girls
As I am A Bout out of News
I wil bring My Shorte Leter to close
by saying I want you girls to have
what fun you can Chrismast
when this you See Remember Me
Wm. T. Martin To, Mary. E. Martin

December 11, 1861


Col. F, 1st Regiment, Orr's Rifles, South Carolina Volunteers
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
October, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2008

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