Jac?]kson mississippi June the 2 1862
[der?] companion i won[s]t more tak mi pen in
hand to rit you afu lines to let you
no that i am tolibul well at this
tim an John is all So i hop this wil
find you all well Rhoda i wont to
Se you vary bad i dont no how
to rit to you but i no ef i cod Se you
i wod no [how to?] [talk?] to you i hav Sead [1]
So mutch [?????] and So mutch i do [2]
no whot i [?????]ot i hav rot you two [3]
leters sence [i hav?] bin her Rhoda [4]
[i?] wil rit to you evr chanc i git
Rhoda ef i dont her from you ofun
i hop you do from me Rhoda home
is the plase for me i wont you to
rit to me an rit how you ar gitin
along an how our stock is doin and how
mutch wheat you think you wil
mak an ef the Sows fetch up tha
r pigs git Jim to mark them for
you ef he wil Rhoda i hop i will get
home be fore long Rhoda you must
do the bes you can for your Self tel
i git back So i must close So remain
in your lovin husbon untel dath
W S Poe To Rhoda Poe rit Soon
[an?] fail not
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der Sisters a fu lines to you
i hop this wil find you all wel
gals i wont to be at home wher i can
Se you all gals ef i cod Se you
i cod tel you meny things gals
i wish i wos thar to help you an
Rhoda an all work i no hit wod be
dlitful to me gals ef eny of you
Sels eny thing i wod hav the
woth of hit gals i think i wil git
home i hop [???] you [???] wil help [5]
[???] a long to [return?] [home?] I [6]
put all mi [trust?] in him an [7]
i wont you to do the Same wel
Asa an Mary i wil Send you
a litle Song book a pas and litle [8]
pamplet a pase i Send you won a
pase in this leter an the next [leter?] [9]
i wil Send the other i wont you
Asa to tel the gals an Rhoda to
read your pampelet an you
must read hit to an lern how
to read ritin So as you can read
enything you Se an Mary you
must read yourn an you must
lern to read ritin So i must
close So good bi tel i her
from you gan W S Poe to
you all

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  2. hole
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  9. hole
June 2, 1862


Co. I, 32nd Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


Name Variant: 
Rhody, Rhod
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Name Variant: 
Apsey, Apsa
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


From State: 
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Genevieve M. Vallentine
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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