talladaga conty Al may the 13 1863

Dear wife and children I tak this optuney
of writing you a few lines to let you know
that I am well at present hopen thies
few lines may come safe to had and
find you all well and enjo[en?] [the?] [1]
blesin of the lord I hant got nuth
ing very good to write to you at present onley
I am still on the mend I got to my qorters 6
a clock very tired an very bad the next day
sundy morning I was waked by the beat
of the long role I her[d?]ed up quick in cole
[????] redy for any thing all fel in to
lines an receved orders to go to the [cusey?]
bridge to meat the enemy thar we threw
up breat works mondy the 4 at 2 clock
in the evening the larm wose given tha
beat the long role com h wose at work [2]
about aquarter from camp we run an got
into lines of battle we stud in lines about
one our all [?????] [????] to meat the
rankes no body hurt an very few skerrd
all the compenyes is gon back but com. h
we ar stopt hear to bild brest works
on the east side of the river an to gard
the brid we may stay her tel the [3]
first of June I wont know how long
I want to see you all very bad and to kiss
the baby I want to see all the connction
I want you to write to me as sun
as you get thies few lines an give me all the
knews write to me how the corn lookes an
how you ar getting along with your
worke and how the wheat lookes and
[let?] me know wher it has got the [4]
[page 2]
rust or not tha is sum taulk
about detailing mean to cut wheat
[in?] that settlement wont [in?] to cut
wheat you all mst sines up your
pertisen to the commander fer
[????????????????] J. W. Ste [5]
art in co.h. an more if he can spar
Them fer that settlement mager
wolthrol is command chieaf
I wont you to write to me when you hear
from James and Sam and William and John
Green an let me know wher tha ar
well or not and [how they??[ getting along [6]
threw this wore father I want you to
push up with your worke so if you get
no help to cut the wheat you can
be redy to save hit your self if I can
get the chance I can cut it my self
I want you all to dew the best best you can
Dear wife I wont you to write to me wether you
have got the small pockes or not tha ar in
three miles of me now frances an john an
mathew I wont you all to mind your mouth[er]
an live rite Der wife I hope the lord will
be with you in all of your fliction an in
all trubels and all triles and may the lord
be with us and famly threw lif an at last
saves us and children if it be his will
nothing more at present only I remane
your afecenley husbun until death write
sun Direct your letter chilburg po off talag
con to corple J. W. stewart tel the connecto[n?]
to writ to me when convent we stad on picket
4 days I stud 24 ours nothing more to mary
ann and her children James W. stewart

  1. fold in page
  2. Company H
  3. brid = bridge
  4. wher = whether
  5. fold in page
  6. fold in page
May 13, 1863


Co. I, 18th Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL


Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL


From State: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell
Transcription Date: 
March, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2011

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