Stat of Ala Talladega this Dec the 18 1862
Dear Brother an sister it is threw the mercys of god
that i am blest with the opportunity of
droping you a fu lines to let you no
that I am well at this time hoping when
those lines comes to hand tha may find
you all well i hav nothing of interest
to rit to you only that I am very tierd
of Camps i want to bee at home as bad
as you ever saw any body tho i dont
know when i will get the chanc
to come home tho i hop i will get to
come home an see you all a gane i
will say to you the health of the
people hear is very goo[d] thare has
knot bin only won death hear
sinc i came hear i will say to
you thare was a care lod of coton
landed hear last knight at the
dee poe tho did knot see it tha
brot it from Selma i dont know
what it is for unless it was to
keep th yankeys from getting it
turn over
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I will say to you thare has bin
a goodeal of talk a bout braking
up an going home thare was a bout
too hundred got them slves in lines
the other knight to start home an
gav it out an the major heard it
and came over to camps an had all
the companys formed in lines only
the men that was gard swore them
qualifid them that tha wold
support the confederacy an obey the
offisrs an abide by all the laws
that Jef Davis or the congris may
mak tho i was onn gard an did
knot tak the oth William i want
you to knot forget me rit to me
as soon as you get this leter an if
you haf to go back to the ware i
want you to rit tell James if
he will rit to me i will
rit to him so Iiwill close death
by saying i remane your brother until
J J Randolph to W S Poe
Roda Poe

December 18, 1862


Residence (County): 
Walker County, AL


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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