tennessee may the 27 1863
der companion i set mi self this evening
to rit you a fu lines to let you no
that i am well at this time and
John is well i hop this wil find you
and the babe well i hant eny good [nues?]
to hand you i aint Sats fid her
nor nevr wil be Satsfid til i git [to?]
home Rhoda tha is a heap a runing
away from this armey and i dont
no ef tha cap on ef i dont be won
a mong the rest i stud a heap a [1]
bout hit i think a hep a bout
home to think her i haft to Stay
and haf Starve and think that
tha is a pres master agoin to de
vid whot the pore wimen has got
hit tis two harde to think about
Rhoda i nevr cap nothing Secret
from you i wodont to rot this to
but evr time you rit you rot you
sed for me to rit how i fard you
[Page 2]
nedent to think that i wil Stay
her tel i Starv to dath ef i I hav the
good luck to cap well [net?] not to study
a bout that ef i git eny excuse at
tal i am a comin home and i
expet to stay thar ef hit tis gods
wil for me to git home Rhoda we
went and stod picket won day an
nit and i bot a gose to eat and i
had to pay two dollars for hit
rhoda i dont think this war can
last mutch longer on these turmes
i think tha is jest as mutch is
goin home as tha is in stain her
tho i dont exp to go in that way
i hav won good thing think a bout
i no tha is a day when all men wil
git his rits wel i wil drop from
that Subjeck Rhoda i wont you to
rit me al the nuse you no goo good
or bad and how ar all a gitin a
long with your work and for Som
[Page 3]
thing to eat Rhoda i tel you I hav
got holes in two par of mi sox tho
i think tha wil last me tel i git
home i hav to pay 25 cents to git
mi shirt dodel out So no more at
this time you must do the best
you can and not think a bout
this war two mutch So remains
your lovin husbon untel dath
W S Poe to Rhoda Poe
der sisters afu word to you gals i wont
to se you vary bad gals you sed for
to rit who i mest with this time
i mes with R Jamerson : John tha[?]
[??] thomes hundley : Jackson whit
hit tant woth while to name
the rest tha is 9 of us in a mes
i wont to no how meny leters
you hav got from me i rot
you a leter i wos in capt caxis
is company when you git this
leter rit to me and ef you hant
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rit to me and i wil rit to you
all a bout hit gals i rit you
and Rhoda two leters evr weak
and som times i git so i wont
to her from home so bad i rit 3
leters a weak i wil rit as long as i
stay a way from home an can git
paper an ink so good bi tel i her
from you a gan W S Poe to [na?] Ap Poe
der fother Mother i am well as for
helth but i wont to be at home
wher i can se you all wont more
in this world i no hit wod be gret
satsfaction me i wont you to do the
best you can wel Asa Mary i wont
to se you var bad you must
be good childern for i do lov good
childern you must work and mak
all you can think a gin you
rase a big watermilion i be thar
to help you eat hit so good by
to you all tel i her from you

  1. stud = study, think
May 27, 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
Name Variant: 
Apsey, Apsa
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


From State: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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