Camp Near Richmond Va June 27

Dear Mother
I seat myself this evening
to rite you A few lines
to let you no how I
am geting A long I am
well at the present
time and hope that
when these few lines
Comes to hand they
will find you and
the rest of the
family well and
in good health I
am doing very well
at the present time
we are Called up in
line of battle every day
or two we have skirmish
fights Nearly every day
[page 2]
nearly Stuarts Cavalry
of about four thousand
strong Crossed about
ten miles above here
on the Chickahominy
river and Came down
the river and played
the wild with them
they burnt 3 trains
of Commisary stores
and Captured about
two hundred and
fifty mules and A
good many prisoners
we heard that we was
ordered to Montgomery
which I hope is so
for I am geting tired
of old virginia for
it is the meanest
Country in the
[page 3]
the water is no
Count at all and
mud you never seed
the like it is all most
impassable when we
have a little rain
we are expecting a fight
here every day Ma you
must rite to me as
soon as you get this
letter I have not got
time to rite any more
at the present time
Nothing More
R Williams

June 27, 1862


Co. E, 14th Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Chambers County, AL


Residence (County): 
Chambers County, AL


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


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Melody Hargiss
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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