taledaga clonty Al June the 23 1863
[closy?] bridge
Dear an fection wife an children
an father I take this optuney of
writing you afew lines witch leave
me well hopen thies few lines
may reach you and find you well
an injoring the blesing of the lord
I have got nuthing good to write
to you only I got to my compny
safe an sond and fond all things
write one sargent an 3 privets
dersete tha wose but few
got ther wheat cut that
leaft hear tha all sayes that
I dun beter than eny outher
man did I want you to write
to me whether you got the chance
to send after sault or not
and wher mrs green got her [1]
wheat cut or not and how
mutch teal all the connection [2]
hody fer me and to write to
me when convient
[page 2]
I wont you to write to me
how tha ar getting along with
the plowing John I wont you to
work hard and get threw quick
as you can and start to skuell [3]
I wont to see you all very bad
but as I cant I wont to hear
from you ever chanch you have
to write to me may the lord
be with you an famley in
all your triles an trouble
an potect you in all you dew
may you look to the lord for
all you nead Dear wife
when it goes well with you
remember me nothing more
write sun I remains your
hursburn untell Death
James W. Stewart
to mrs mry an stewart

  1. wher = whether
  2. teal = tell
  3. school
June 23, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Closey Bridge


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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