Camp near Blakeley Sept 14th 1864
To Mary S Fleming Dear Daughter
I seat myself this morning
to write you a few lines to let you
know that I am well hoping these few
lines may find you all in the best
of health Daughter I have no news to
write more than I have ben very Sick
but thanks be to god I am on the mend
and gittting along as well as I could Expect
to do in camps I have written home four
time and have not heard one word from
home Daughter I want you to write to me
Every week as long as you can git paper
and ink I never was as anxious to hear
from home in my life give my respects
to your granney & Grancer tel them I
want to see them all tel son ny must
learn to write So he can write me a
letter tel all of the children howdy for
me and tel them to be good children and
you must be a good Girle and pery to [1]
god to assist you in all things tel your
mother she must write to me and you all
must do the best you can and I will come
home as soon as I can there is no chance
for a furlough at this time tel your
Granee that your uncle Tom Pitts is down
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Here but I have not seen him but I
have heard from him twice he was well
the last time I heard from him I want
you to be sure to write to me and give
me all the news of the Settlement so I will
come to a close by saying I remain your
affectionate father until death
WV Fleming
To Mary Susan Fleming
his Daughter

PS you will find and Envelope backed
right to come to me WV Fleming

  1. pery = pray
September 14, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Covington County, AL


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Near Blakely, Alabama


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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