Dec 11th 1861
Knoxville Tenn
Dear wife & children it is with pleasure
that I avail My Self of the present opportunity
of Dashing a few lines in haste.
I Still have the chills yet I can git them
broke but they will return ever 7th or 14th day
I hope thoes few lines may find you all
well our Batalion Started yesturday Evening to
Kentuckey I am having 3 wagons loded with
provisions & Start to day & overtake them
to knight they wont let no one go home
on furlough that is able to do any thing
and I cant tell you when I will git
to go home you do not know how bad I
want to Sea you all kiss Buck for me
& tell him pa will come home as Soon as
he can. Elizabeth & Mary you Must be good girls
until I git home. I was inhopes I would
git another letter from you before I left here
but I will have to Start in a few hours
& the Mail dont come in until Morning
the last letter I got from you was dated
Nov 29 it came in 4 days & you Stated you was
going to Wright Eevery Week & I ought to got
2 letters Since but they have not come. I was glad
to here you all was well & you had S got a
chance of gitting Salt. but I am fearful
you have killed the meat & it will all Spoil
this warm weather. if you have not killed it dont
until it turns cold. you did Wright to let
Arren have the corn. I will wright to you
as Soon as we git stationed & I want you
to wright every opportunity. they hung one of the Bridge
burners here to day So nothin more but Remains your
affectinet husband until death W.T. Bishop

December 11, 1861


Co. C, 16th Alabama Infantry
Private, Lieutenant
Residence (County): 
Marion County, AL


Residence (County): 
Marion County, AL


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Allen VanNess
Transcription Date: 
May, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2013

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