tullehoma tennesse April the 4 1863
der companion i set mi self down to rit you a fu line
to let you no that i am well but i hav got a sore
ei i was vary sick a fu das a go i had the dirar i hop
this wil com to you and find you well i hant
mutch to rit you the bois is all well exsept Mriven
he is sick Rhoda i hant got many leter from home
yit but i wont to her from home the wost in
the world and i want to be at home wher i can
be with you and the swet babe Rhoda i hope this
war wil soon end and then we can sta together Rhoda
you dont no haf hou bad i wont to be at home to
work and mak corn work is a delithe thing i
think when i git home i can work delith ful Rhoda
the is the most swarin and card plain in camps i
ever sead i tel you won thin i dont tak ey hand [1]
in hand in non ov hit for i do hait to se hit a
goin on i do the best i can and i wont you to do the
same Rhoda i want you to rit to me evr chance
you git for ef i cant se you i want to her from evr weak
eny how and rit how you ar a giting a long Rhoda
i think i wil git back by the first of June Rhoda
i dont no hardle no hou to rit to you with thout i cod
git a leter from you i hop i wil her from you in a fu das
Rhoda rit how our stock com on for i wod lik to no how
tha ar doing and do the best you can with them but
i no you will do that and hou tha ar gitin of the
men and them that dont be long to the wor to
not go ef tha can help hit so i must close rit
soun and fail not so i remain hour lovin
husbon untel dath Wm S Poe
to Rhoda Poe
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der father and Mother brother and sister
i am well at this time i hop this will find you
all well and doing the same i wod be glad to se you
mother and Sed for me to not to think of home
so mutch but I tel you i cant help hit for i
want to be at home pap ef you pleas tak mi
mar down to Mr Amerson hors the last of this
month and be shour and plow hur i
drother she was ploud than to do nothing and I wan
to rit to me and rit hou you ar git ting long with
your work der sisters i want you all to me and rit hou
the times is a bout evrthing gals i wont you to
plant a heap of benes and inerns. Gals to marrow is
easter Sonday asa you and Mary must eat som egges
for me and plou all you can Asa ef you and Mary
wil rase you a to backer patch you wil git money for evr
pound you mak ef nobody elce wil be hit i wil when
i git back Asa you must rit hou our Stars com [2]
on wel der sisters now is the time to find out your
frind when i git a leter from you i can rit you mor
tel brother Jim to Stay at home ef he can for
he dont know hou hard hit tis to be a way from home
der sisters rit son and rit all you no dont be a
fraid to rit to me for I wont to no al is agoin
der sisters when i got to Selma J J Rhandolph had Jest
Stad thar the nit be fore i wod bin glad ef i cod sead
him So no more at this time you must all rit
to me evr chance you git and i wil do the same
so far well to you all tel i her from you
Wm S Poe to James Poe and Mary Poe
and sisters & brothers

  1. ey = any
  2. Stars = steers
April 4, 1863


Co. I, 32nd Alabama Infantry
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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