camp rise sep the 10 1863

Dear wife i tak this optuny of
writing you an the children
afew lines thies leav me intola
helth i had a very hie fever
wisty i had a lite chil wisty [1]
morning if i cant get them
broke in afew dayes i will
go to the hospittle tha is
nerly all of our boyes down
with the ager and fever
i hope this few lines may com
saf to han an find you all
well i rceve your kind letter
you wrote the 30 of Au and the 4 of
septem i was glad to hear fro
you and to hear that you was al
up i was sory to hear you was
not well i wont to see you all
very bad as i cant see you
i wont you to write to me
i am glad to hear from
you I dont know what the
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chench will be for me
to come home next fridy
if i keap up an tha
ant two meny of the boys sick
i may get to come home if i cant
come i will write to you the
cause i dont cume i will rite
next male tha is aheap taulk
about the wankes comin don [2]
threw thru this part of the con
try but i dont think so
tha ant anuf to eat hear
for them to come hear we
will sun peres them out if [3]
tha come hear without tha
bring plety to eat with them
tel all the connection hody
tel father not to go to free
[d???] til i come home or write
nuthing more I remane your
husburn untel Death James W.
stewart to his wife an children
write sun tel me all the knew

  1. wisty = Wednesday
  2. wankes = yankees
  3. soon perish
September 10, 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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