tenessee Coffey County october the 5 1862
dear companion i set mi self to tri to rite you a
fu lines to let you no hou i am i aint well but
i am beter than i was when i had the other
leter rot to you i have bin vary sick sence i rot
to you before i hop when this com to you hit
wil find you well and doing well i hant muth
to rite only we git a nuf to eat her Rhoda hit look
lik i cant git to com home son but i hop i can
i wonto be at hom wos evry day that com i
tel you haf hou bad I wont to be at home wher
i can be with you and help you we are a goin
to move from her in a fu das ferder tor nashevl i
am a fraid that we wil go to cantuckey rhoda
you must do the best yo can tel i git back
i think i wil git back yit after a while
for i dont think the wor wil last mutch
longer i hop that pas wil be mad our
rigement is vary sickley and a hep of dath
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Rhoda ef i was at home i wod be the best
satsfid you ever sed in life i drother be
at home than eny other plase i ever sed
the bois is all well as common lu is fat
as a hog i hav sed a heap of my good frieds
coson John wolis Jack ernest and sevrl mor
i cod name rhoda i dont know whot you wil
do for something to eat ef i cant git to com
be for long but i hop you wont sufer
i giv 25 dollars to be at hom [30?] dase for I nevr
did wont to be at So bad ef i wos out of this
wor i dont think that i wod be in another
soon rhoda when you rit di reck your leter
tullahoma post offis Rhoda be shore and rit
for hit tis a hep a satsfacsion for
me to her from you ef i cant se you i
wod arot to you soner but I hav bin
sick and I codnt rit so re maines your
tru lovin frend un tel death so far well
tel i her from you a gan Wm S Poe to
Rhoda Poe

October 5, 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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