Aug the 20 1863 Camp rise taled[???]
Dear wife an children and father
I take this optuny of writen you
afew lines to let you know that
I am well at present hopen thies
few lines may com safe to han and
find you all well an injoin
the blesing of the lord I hant got
nuthing good to write to you only
I receved your kind letter rote
the 10 I wase glad to hear from
you and to hear that you was all
geten well I hope the lord will
bles your health again I was sory to
her that the rain had ruint your
corn so bad I was glad to hear
that John macain had got
home I wrote you aleter the 13
i wrote to you the reas[on] I will not
come home my old lutenint
was asined to north Alabam
to inrole conscrips and [r????]
will not let me come home
[page 2]
I wase sory to hear that J
W Woods had to go back to
town again I wood be glad to
see all the connection I want them
to write to me dear wife and
children I want to see you all very
bad but sence seces has
taken our country it is ahard
matter for men to get to see ther
famly but I hope it wont be
so much longer I want you to write
to me wher brouther green is gon
back or not O Dear wife I want
you to pray fer me and may the
lord bles me in getin back A
gain to my belove wones again
nothing more at present onley may
the lord bles you an all is near
and dear to you keap you thru
life an at death save us all
is my pray write soon give me
all the knews I remain your
husbun until Death J. W. Stewart
to his wife mary ann stewart and
children and father

August 20, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Rice


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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