State of tennsee Marin County Aug the 8 1862
dear wife i set mi self down to rite you a
fu line to let you no that i am as well as
commen but aint stout lik i wos i hope when
these fu lines Come to you tha wil find you well
and doing well i hant much to rit at presant
John has com to wher we ar and he aint well
but he nock a bout the rest of the bois is well
as common tha is a heap of sickness in this
ridgment and dath i got the letr you rote to me
July the 17 witch give me grate Satsfaction to her
that you wos well as common i got your leter
the 8 of August and won from pap wich give me
grat Satesfaction to her that tha wos all as well as
comman rhoda i wod be the gldes in this world to Se you
no body can tel hobad i wonto be at home with
you i no i cod Se Stfacsion with you rhoda ef
i do ever do git back to you i think thar i wil
Stay the rest of mi fu dase no body can tel the
troble i se i put mi trust in the god lord
that is the bes way i no how to do rhoda i thout
wontine that i wod git to com home but i cant Sa
for Sertain the Sergint told hu that the captain
wos a gointo to Send me and a nother man home
but i dont no how tru hit tis but i hop
he will rhoda i cant tell how bad i wont to
Se you ef i cod Se you i cod tel you meny thing
that you wod not a thot i herd Som thing a
bout brothe Jim com to Se me tel him ef he comes
i wil pay him evy Sent of money he Spendes
on the trip for i bleave ef he comes i wil git to go
home with him but i dont no it for Sertain
but i hop So i mus com to a clse rite to chatnooga
Tennessee you nento put the county a bout hit
we aint in that W S Poe to rhoda Poe
County wear 12 miles from thar
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apsan Poe ef you pleas hand this to rhoda Poe

mi dear father and mother a fu lines to you
i hope when thes fu lines com to you hit wil
find you well and doing well i wod be glad
to Se you all and to Spnd a fu wordes with
you crops her looks tolibul well i you all
hav had raine in the tim flour her
is 5 dollars a honderd i dont no what bacon
is woth her but in mobile hit 50 cens a
pound John aint well but i hop he wil
Soon get well i will waite on him whot ever
he wonts do ef i can doit i hope he wont
nead no waiting in a day or So for i hop he wil
be well in that time i wont you and mother
to remember i your prarse for hit tis a
bad plase her i reseiv a fu lines that you rot
to me i was glad to her from you but wos
sory that you wos not all well rite Soon
and faile not So fare well til i her from you
a gain Wm S Poe to fothe and mother rogers
A fu lines to you Matildy and elizbeth
i hope these fu lines wil find you and
doing well Mi dear Sisters i no you have
a hard time i wod be glad to se you but i
cant Se you when i wont to but ef i ever Se you
hit wont be be for i wont i Stil think
i wil git to com Som time and i hope
be fore long but i cant Sa tilde i wont
you and elzbeth to rite to me and rite all you
no that you wod wish for me to no you haint
nary won rote me a leter yit i have rote to you
mi dear Sisters and i wod be glad ef you
wod rite to me for hit tis grate Sasfacsio
for me to her from en of you So i must
close by Sining mi name Wm S Poe to
Matildy and elizebeth

August 8, 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
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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