coosey station shelby co
Ala September the 17 1863
Dear wife an children i
take this optuny of writin you
afew lines thies leaves me
well at present hopen thies
may com safe to hand
an find you all well and
in Joren tha blesin of tha lord
i haint got nuthin good
to write at present i recev
your kin[es?] letter wrote the
3 of septem i was glad to
hear from you an to hear
you was all up i got Doc
simes kind letter wrote
the 13 i was glad to hear
tha was all well Dear
wife you wrote to me to
try to come home but
it is all invane tha is
6 of our gard at the hos
pittle an 3 out on ferlow
1 on permit th[es?] or
[page 2]
it makes it very hard on
the rest of us to dew all
the deuty you wrote to me
to come home by the 3 sady
the chence looks very bad
now it appendes on the fight at [1]
chatnuga we may all have to go
ther to fight I [cannot?] volter to
com her ner I wont volter to
leave her I was glad to hear you
had begon to so your wheat I
wood ceap the plow runen
tel I got dun if it took me tel
the middle of this month
we have drawd our money up
to the last of August we will
draw our cloes in afew dayes
and our comtishen money tha [2]
ar all her ready I will come
home as sun as I can get the chan[ce]
far you well write sun give
me all the knews nuthin more
at present I remain your
husbun tel Death J.W. S to mar ann

  1. appendes = depends
  2. commutation money
September 17, 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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