the State of Alabama Mobile County July the 18
dear wif i ste mi self don to rit you a
fu lines and i hop whn that git to you tha
wil find you well for i am not well yeit
i recive you leter yasterd ay which give me
grate satsesfidsion to here that you wos well your
leter wos rote the 5 of July and you wontd me
to rit to you whot aild me
and wother i wos bad of or not i wil tel
you as ni as i can evry cens i had the mea sel
i have bin weak and trel trimbel but i put
mi mi trust in the good lord that i
ma git well and git a chance to com home
you dont no how bad i wont to be at hom
with you i have trid to git a furlow but
i cod not and lutent clines tried to git me a
dis charge but he has failed in git hit ef
i cod git eany chance to com i wod for i aint no
pleser to the bois her nobody nose the truble i
am in her i doant think that tha wil cape
me her much longer for i think tha wil git
tierd and send me home won of mi good frnds
told me that he thou he cod git me a dis charg
and he is agont to tri and i hop he wil
mi dear wife william rogers is dead he died
with the brain fevr i trid to git to Se the
bois that wos in hospitle i cod not git
to go i don no the resan with thout hit wos
be cos i codo not her good John is a mending
tha Sa i haint Sed him Sence i left the
hospitle but i her from him and [he?] and John
amerson aint wel [he?] in the hospitle but John Sed
he wos giting well i hope that william is in
a beter world than this i think he is gon
to rest for i bin with him a heap her in
campes and hav herd him a rite smart
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mi dear you must do the best you can and
not truble your Self So fo you can help it
for we it tis the best not to be troble ef
you cod all cod help it but i no you all so trol[?]
and we do to hit Se [m?s] Som times like i cant
brerit it to think i cant go home but i think
tha wil Send mi home after a while Jack [bresa?]lett
has rote to J W pendley to hire him land in
his plase rhoda you wrote in won of leters for me to
be Sore and do the best i proms i proms you
i do that and when i am areading i a hep of [p?]ease
i hav herd mi good old frends read [?] [??]dd
i dont think i evr proms you eny thing in mi
but whot i don whot i told you or trid
dady rot us a goo atvise i wos glad to git
hit rhoda R W harbin and luis baker com her
yesterd day i wos glad to Se them but i wod bin
a heap beter Sats fid to went back with them
but i cant bit i hope and trust to the good
lord that i wil git home be for long i cant
help but think So and i pra hit wil
be So rhoda tel dad to Save me Som wheat
as much as to bushel for ef i git of[f]
at tol i will git ther time to So hit ef i do
well and sta well i think i wil back a
gant t[??] i pra i will git well and git ho
home for i never did wont to be at home as
be fore i wont to se you the wos in tis world
i wot you to rit as Soon as tha com to hand
for hit tis grat Sats factson to me for i Jest Sta
her i look every day for leters i rite mor leters
than i git from all of mi good conexion you
must rit when you can eny how So i must
com to close you must look over tis but pleace
for i cant [?????] rit at tol W S Poe To Rhoda Poe

July 18, 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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