S[t]ate of alabam Mobiel County June the 16
dear wife i Sate mi Self down this morning to
rite you a fu lines to let you no how we ar
i hav had the measle and all the rest of the
bois me and r J amrson is to gether at won
hos pitle and W r rogers h g amerson g n Poe
tha ar at another won and G W rogers and
W r harbin and Sum more of the bois is thar
to andru clines [??] with us last night he Sead
that the bois all giting So tha cod nock a
bout i mad a ltle ma Stak G W rogers w r harbn
is at a nother hospitl and Sum mor of the boy
he ant but a litle pas from wher i am [1]
i hav got So i can weak about a litl and i [2]
went and Sead John and he is git alet
i wont to Se the rest of the bois but i cant
i git wel or them and com and Se me i hear from them
evry dy day i nevr wos as as weak in mi
life i dont think i hop when thes fu lines
cm to hand tha wil find you well i recev
you leter that you rot to me which giv me
grat sates faxins to hear from you and you
was well and the rest was well you leter
was dated the 6 of June and mald the 10 and i
got hit the 12 i hav rot you to or 3 leters
sence i hav bin hear and i wont you to rite to
as Son as you can i no your chance is bad
to rite but i wil be glad to hear from you
agin but i had droth Se you than all the
leters than can be rote and i hop i wil sea
you be fore long i put mi trust in the good
lord that we wil all git back i wot you
tel of the bois to rite to me i wa[n]t to hear
from them all
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tel J r Poe rit to me and how he is agting a
long and tel [C?] m kimbell to rite to rite me
i wont to hear how he is a giting along for times
hear is hard and the weater is var hot
tha aint bin a bout [?] or [?] men in our copney
tha abul for Serves i wont you rite
whother enybody is a working [med?] or not
i must com to a close [?????] good and
loved frend and dear is frend rite when
you cn W S Poe to rhody Poe

  1. pas = piece
  2. eak = walk
June 16, 1862


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


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


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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