makon conty Al November
the 14 1863 Dear wife and children
and father and connection I take
this optuny of written you afew lines
thies leaves me well at present hopen
thies few lines ma com safe to han
an find you all well an in Jorin
the blesin of god Der wife and children
and connection an frends if I have
eny I hant got nuthin good to write
only I am blest with this optuny
of written you afew lines I started
you a letter the 11 I left with mr
J. B. Huey fifty Dollars and one
box tra[y?] an one jug and Bedtick
an quilt I put a ticket 1 in th
letter fer you to send back to get
them things if you dont get the
letter I sent the 11 you must get
one of the ole men to go an get
them fer you tha can recete mr
Huey I have sent that instruct
sn Back to him Dear wife
we left tal the 12 we got to [1]
[page 2]
Camp Wates this morning a
Bout 6 clock we got her safe
sum few is sick sum dezertet
on the way all of co H come
that started from camps our
company was the first compny hare
left talladgea with though the
gard with them mr Ward tole
he past you th 10 he sade you
was all up an from wat he sade
you was geten along very well soin
wheat I was glad to her that dear
wife I hope the lord will bles you an
our children thru life an when you all
come to exchange this life you ma
all Die in the armes of our saver
Dear wife I dont wont you to trub
le a bout me for I will dew the
best I Can for my self I hope the
giver of all good gifts will prtec
an per serve me threw this unfrenly
war I hope to meat you all a
gain among the living I
dont know wher tha will send
[page 3]
me too when we leave hear tha sent
110 men when I com the day [be?]fore tha
sent 100 men tha sent mondy
morning about [80?] men to Daves
artiley tha is 130 cavely landed
her today from taladga I Jest
heard we will start to Bradg [2]
next tuesday morning you need
not write to me tel you hear
from me again I will write to you
Jest as sun as I get to wher I have
time I will write to you wher to
direct you letters too I wont you
to write how you ar getin on with
your bisness I want you to write
to me wher you got that money [3]
from Jesey[???/??] [Wiley?] [4]
coner or not if your lether is
tand tel father to take out
his part fer tanen an the rest
I want it fer you an the children
own youse I dont know when
you will get eny more ever
or not i am not able to sa
[page 4]
fixen know to start after
the one out on per mit
the lutenent sayes he wont give
no more per mites if we get to go
home we will have to go to the
mager sum of the boyes dont
come back when he gives tham
leaf of abson i wont to see
you all very bad but i cant
come know i will try to
com hom in one or two weakes
tel Dr simes i rec[ev?] his letter
i was glad to hear from him
tel him that lutenent foy
that trick tel him fer
me to write to mager Wall[th??]
to give me leaf of abson
exhuse me as i am in a hery
write sun give me all the
tel the connection hody fer
me far well at present
iremains your husban un
tel death J. W sterwart
to mary ann stewart

  1. tal = Talladega
  2. Bragg
  3. wher = whether
  4. fold in page
November 14, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL


From State: 
From County: 


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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