June 24th 1863
Camp Near Chambers Burg

Dear mother I recive yo
letter not [sinch?] I was glad
to hear from yo all ver mch
mar I hav bin puni for
som time an ant well now
I am still up an er nokin
er bout still I glad to hear
that par wheat crop is fine
I am in hops that he will
heav god luck in saving
of it I would like to be theare
get som plum an peaches
mar we ar now in pensulvanie
now it is er ver nise country
mar yo must find out the srate [1]
nuse of whether polk was kild
at vixburg or not an then
write to me I was sor to
hear that he was kild
[page 2]
mar yo must heave me
close made for next winter
tell par to heav me som
boots made. I got the things
yo sent to me by burton
and I got the money yo sent
to me in yo leter. mar yo
an sis musts to write to me
er weke for I cant to yo often
for I c cant write to yo
for we heav have so much marchen
to do noth more for
the present
James H. Williams
[on scrap of paper]

Ma this pappers and
ink and pens Comes
from the yankees I got
it from A yankee
in their Camps

  1. strait = true
June 24, 1863


Co. I, 47th Alabama Infantry
Private, Sergeant
Residence (County): 
Chambers County, AL


Residence (County): 
Chambers County, AL


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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