Stat of alabama Mobiel County
June the 14 1862 dear fother and mother Sister brother
i set mi Self down to rite you a fu lines hoping
tha wil find you all well and doing well
we hav had the meazel but not well yit i can
nock a bout alitle me and gorg hant bin to
gether Sen thursday wos a weak a go i tock the
meazle and wos cared up in town to the ladyes [1]
hospitle next day or two gorg tock the the meazle
and he wos cred out a pace to hosepitle and
Stad thar tel this morning and he wos fetch
hear wher i am and he has tuck coaild and
aint ver well but Sum beter than he has bin
he has near lost the yous of one of his leges
he cant hardly walk a bit but i think he
wil Soon git a bout i hope we codon do as we
ples about going to won and a nother we had to go wher
tha Sead we cant go and wait on won and a
nother i can tel you it tis bad to
be Sick a wa from home it tis bad to be
Sick at home but a heap wos to be a way
but i hop the good lord wil be with us
and i hop you wil all mak good crops for
it lookes hard that i had to be drug away
her and not mak a thing but maby it tis
rite and i hope we wil Soon got to com back
i wont to Se you all and be with you all
i never nod whot it wos be for to be a way
from hom
i never nod whot it wos to be
a way from home be fore and i think ef
i ever git back i will sta thar i drother
be at home than to Sta hear ef this town
was mind and hit wos a lump of goaild
so iwel rite alit on the outher sid
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wel asa and mary i want to Se you both
asa when mi hogs com up ef you pleas thro
alittle ef you wil and i wel pay you
whend i com back and not let the pigs
go wild tel Jimes bois i wont to Se them and
the rst of them tel Jesa Sin[?] [lind?] i wo[n]t to
Se them all nancy I wot you apsan to rite
and the Tildy and lizbeth and all the rest
to rit to me i hant don eny woshing yeit
but a par of sox i give a dime for a
Shirt to be wash and a dime for Shirt and
trouser So i must com to a close
you must all rite as soo as this com to
hand for i cant rite eny more at
present and what i have rot is very
William . S Poe

  1. cared = carried
June 14, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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