Mobile Ala May 12th
Dear wife
I seat my
my Self this morning to
drop you a few lines
to let you know that
I am well at present
hoping that these few
lines may find you
the same I received
your letter of the 5th
inst which gave me
grate Sattisfaction to
here from you and to
here that you ware all
well there is nothing
of importance in camps
to write onley our
company have organised
and make a war company
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there is a few of us
that is not Subject to
the conscript that has
not joined the company
for the war and do
not Expect to we are
Stationed at mobile and
if there is a hell on
Earth it is at this
place we are under
very Stricked dissiplin
we Expect an attack
here evry day there is
a grate many Soldiers
here and coming in on
Evry boat I Expect to
come home when my
time is out if not
Sooner you must
write to me as
often as you can
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and let me know
how times is at home
the women & children
orderd to move out
of town there is a
grat confusion in camp
amongst the soldiers
So i must come to a
close by saying you
must write to me as
Soon as you can
nothing more at present
but remain your affect
tionate husband untill
death W V Felming

PO Direct your letters
to mobile in cear of
Lieutenant MClery
To Margaret from
Fleming WV Fleming

May 12, 1862


3rd Battalion Alabama Infantry Reserves
Residence (County): 
Covington County, AL


Residence (County): 
Covington County, AL


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Jessica Sneeringer
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2013

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