camp rise Shelley clonty Ala
September the 3 1863
Dear wife I seat my self
to writing you afew lines to
let you know that I am
well at present hopen thies
few may come safe to han
an find you and the children
well an in Jorin the blessin of
the lord I hant got nuthing
new to write to you at presen
only I receved your kind letter
the 1 of sept i was glad to
hear from you an the chi
ldren and to hear that
you was well an the con
nection i was glad to
hear from brouther T J
[naper?] and brouther T H
Woods was both well I
hope the lorde will bles
both of them and famly
to meat again tel J W
Woods i was glad to hear
[page 2]
that he got out of this plase
fer i think it is secont
torment the oldes man
livin know noes nuthing
about camp life sech as we
have know onley thoes
that have ben in this
weaked war an I think
the leaders of the 7 northen
states an the leaders of
the 11 peases of states an
aheap of men that is at
home agon this war and
wont go the self i think
tha will crod the dark
plase when tha parte for
am hear take 9 pec[?]
[seeds?] and beat and put in wter
an drank it fer three
morning maken 27 [????]
i wont to see you all
very bad but ther is
no chance I want you
to dew to best you can
[page 3]
an may the lord
bles you an the childrn
all the connection tel J T
green I wood be glad
to see him i wont him
to write to me an
give me all the knews
[page 4]
nuthing more at present
only i remaines yours
husbren untel death
write sun give me al
the news J.W. stewart
to mary ann stewart
an children an father
[page 5]
Dear wife i will ade a few
lines I wont you to send
me one Juge by the
first chance send it to
sum of the boys at
[??????] tha can send
it to me by sum of
boys tha pas ever day
or too from hear to
town an back I will
try to come home in one
or two weakes I want
you to write to me
wher you have made
aney rise to get eny
sault or not I dont
wont you to sel eny
thing to eat thouh
[???]it is to get sault [1]
with I dont no
what to say about
[page 6]
it my Self sault
will get hirer tel
the yankes get her
then we wont have
eny money tha [?????]
[hane?] so I dont no what
is best
to dew about it due
the best you can fer
you self if i dont
come home in two
weakes i wont you to
send me my check
shirt by the first
chance far well at
present I hope we
will meat again
pray fer me i
must close J W
to mary ann
stewart sep
3 1863

  1. stain at bottom left corner of page
September 3, 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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