Tullhom tennsse April the 26th 1863 der companion
iam on the land a mong the liven but not well i aint
down sick i this fu lines and find you well and doing
well Rhoda i want to se you and the S[w]eet litle babe the
wost in the world Rhoda we hav tock two das march down
torg murfbur on the wortras and we march last fridy
and satterd and then tha drilds us a bout fore ours
a Sunday i tel you won sufers her tho i hop that
god wil help me tel i return home he is all the won
i can trust and think he is the rite won for us to
Trust Rhoda if i was at hom i wod se grat Sats faction
i no i think when i git back home i wil stay thar i had drother be any
whar elce in the world than her Rhoda i shant rit you all i think
for our mail got rob the day i had put won in to go to you had
fiv dollars in hit but tha did happen to not git hit Andru
clines had put won in and put 10 dollars in hit and tha
got hit i wont you to rit wheth you hav got hit or not
Rhoda i aint a fraid of the yankes ef tha do tak me a gan tha
wont hurt me Rhoda tha is hep of sixnes her i hop i wont be Sick
her no more than i am i hop i wil return home be fore long
home is the plase for me ef i wos thar and i think i wil git
i wont you to do the best you can tel i return hom and I want
you to rit evr chance you git I hant nevr got but two leters
yit but i hop will git won be fore mutch longer and when
you do rit rit all the nuse you no and tel brother Jim to rit
and CM kimbrel tel them [that?] tha promest to rit to
me i hav rot them a leter a pees and i am a lookin for a ancer
Rhoda i dont her eny war nuse now at tol Rhoda i cant rit to
you lik i cod tel you rit whathelth hu has got well af the Smal
pox or not he rot he was a comin when he got wel of the pock
Rhoda ef i cod se you i cod tel you thins you wod no never
[?] that a [??] ef and ef i live to git back i think i think
i wil tel you and the gales hit wont do to rit hit
Turn over and read ef you can
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Rhoda you no when i was at home i wod sa Jest what
i please but i cant her i put mi trust in god that i ma re
turn home so i remains your tru lovin husbon untel dath
WS Poe to Rhoda Poe der sisters a fu lines to you i want
To se you very bad i cant tel you haf [from?] [bad?] i want
to be at home wher i can se you all Gales i no that i
think of you more now than eny body elce and i no i
ort two gals you must do the best you can you cant
ax bil to help you do eny thing now but i hop you
can be fore long gals hit some lik hit wod dlitt if fornd [1]
to help you and Rhoda work gals i hav bin ovr the world
a rit Smart and i tel you what is the fack home is the best
plast yit for you no i hav trid hit long anuf when i git
out of this war i do a shr you i do not voliter eny more
i had drother be eny wher elce than in the war tho I think i
wil liv to git out of hit gals i want you all to mak all you
can and sav all you can for Tennessee aint a maiken eny
thing oh ef i was jest at home hou wod loft to work wel
Asa and Mary hou ar you a gitin a long i wont to se you veary
bad you dont rit to me what you ar doing As and Ma you
must plant a heap of water milion for i think i wil be thar
to help you eat them and rase al the taters you can Asa
ef the cavlers gos to tak our stars tel them tha ar min
and ef that wont do eny gwod set the dogs on them i dont
recon tha wil tak them we can brak som more next winter
i think gals a nother word to you dont git a fraid of [med?]
and not work her she wil scar you ef she can so i must close
so remains yours tru lovin brother untel dath
WS Poe to you all rit sowun and fail not
when this you so remember me W S Poe
di Rick your leters to tullahom Tennessee
as when i git back me you and mary wil sea hep
of fun dont you no you must cach al the fish you
you can but mind for a snak ef I hav tim the next leter
a good [be?]                           [???] I rit I wil rit you more

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April 26, 1863


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Genevieve M. Vallentine
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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