tennssee chatnog September the 15 1862
der companion i Set mi self down to rit
you a fu linnes to let you no hou i am
i am not well i hav got the mumps i
hav bin 2 das i cod walk and 2 das i did eat
more haf of cup ful of rice John went and got
me som milk hit eat a bout rit i hop hes
fu lines wil find you well an doing well
Rhoda i receiv your and leter which giv
me grat sats faxion to her from you i
got a leter from the Jug of Faytte County
hit had paps and Mothers and davis nits
afidavid i got the leter nit be fore last
and next morning tock hit to the kornel
and he sed to taket to the Sergn doker and [1]
i don so he sed to tak hit to a nother docter
and I tock to him and he sed the old docter was
a com down this evin and to sho hit
to him i hop he wil com he is the won that
exam me in mobil Rhoda i am a fraid i
cant git a dis charg luten clines ses that
or to clar me ef the doctert dont giv me won
i wil tak hit back to the kornel and se ef
i cant git him to git me a dis charg
tha hav put me to watin on the Sick this
morning and i hav got the year ake and i
cant her hardly a bit Rhoda you never sed
me as def as i am now i hop and trust
i wil git to go home Rhoda i cant tel
you how bad i wont to se you Rhoda
home is the plase for me ef i was thar
Rhoda i put all mi trust in the good
lord i no that is mi chance Rhoda
mak me a par of pants you me to mak
the cot tel I rit a for you i wont them mix
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Rhoda i wont you to sho this leter Mother
She Sd for me to rit about brother monny
to be droid i we ar gont to a gan in a [2]
fu das tha sa i axt lutendat ef i a cod
draw hit this time he sed he diden no
Rhoda i sed coson Bery Poe he told me to
rit to pap tha was all well hit pouful
sickle he [??]Rhoda i wot to se you the wost
in the world i got aheap to tel you i cant
rit it to you you must not study
hard i think i wil git hom after a
while you must cap in good hart and
do the best you can i do wish i cod
with you i no i cod so plaser and it
som milk and buter i drother be at
home than eny wher elce you cod name
mi hol study is a bout home i
no i am neded thar bad i do no good
her i think maby i wil git a dis
charg af ter a while Rhoda you rit
hou our stock is a gitin a long i wod
glad to be thar to tento them but i
aint you wil haf to do the best
you can tel all the fren to rit to
me for i wod be glad to her from them
be the best satsfid boi you evr sedd
in life i recon i hope i se you be fore
long but cant sa for sortain i wil
but ef we never met no more on this
earth i hop we met in a beter world
where parting is no more so i mist
close rit son and fail not excus mi
Wm S Poe to Rhoda Poe bad ritin

  1. surgeon doctor
  2. droid = drawed
September 15, 1862


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


Name Variant: 
Rhody, Rhod
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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