May 25 1862 [1]
Dear Sister I writght
you a few lines to
let you know that we
are All well at this time
and hope that thes
lines will finde you
all well we are near
Richmond I should
bee glad to Se you all
I hope to see you all again
We have not been in [one?]
fight yet but do not
know how soon we
come very near giting
in one Johnston
had A fight 3 miles from
Richomd yesday
we Could har the guns plain
[page 2]
We have A fine tim
pleanty to eat and
nothing to do but drill
tow or th[r]ee times A day
let me know if
you get that 5 doller
that I sen by Dr bell
if you have go[??] you
may use it as you
[need?] it I May never
Jamss and Lou[?] [?]
wel [we?] [far??] flour
Bread all ther [??] [to?]
eate [?] make it up with
our greas we have nothing
bu meet and flour and
ise potas tell granny
not to bee uneasy for
I am doing well
[page 3]
you must not think
harde of mee not wrighing
to yu often I have not
time to wright to you
I thought that I had an
Opetuni to send you
A letter [??] th[as?] now
do the best you can for
wee are along ways off [all?]
you must wright to me
direct yours leter to
Derys bluff Richmond
Co L 3 Alabama
I send my love to all of
you and hope that you
all will get on well
we look for A fight
Wm Branscomb
[cen?] day

  1. William’s handwriting is very difficult to read. He died about three weeks after this letter was written.
May 25, 1862


Co. D, 3rd Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Macon County, AL


Residence (County): 
Macon County, AL


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Near Richmond County, Virginia


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
April, 2013
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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