On Board the Steamship Cressent
off Hilton Head, S.C.
August the 29th /64
Dear wife and children
It is with pleasure that I a vail my
Self of the present opportunity of droping
you a few lines to let you know that I
am Still a live & amoung the liveing, though
I am not well.
I hope thoes lines May reach you and
find you all well. I was put a board of
this vessel at Fort delaware on the 20th of
this inst with 600 others confederate officers
to be Sent to Marris Island to be put
under fire of our guns at Charlestown.
but it is generally believed we will go threw
on Exchange which I hope we
nead not wright any more until you here from
me. the last letter I received from you was
dated the 15th of June which I was glad to
learn you was all well give my respects to
all inquiren friends. Excuse my bad wrighting
for the Ship rocks verry bad and I make a
bad fist of it I remain your devoted
Husband until death W.T. Bishop
To S. A. A. Bishop
Bexar Ala

August 29, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Marion County, AL


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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