the 22nd 1863
Jackson Missippi this June
der companion i Set mi this [niv?]
to rit you a fu lines to let you
no that aint well i hav bin sick
sevrl das tho i can nock a bout
her in camps i hop this wil find
you well an doin lik wise Rhoda
i hant no good nuse to rit you i
want to se you an the bab the
wost i evr did in life Rhoda i jest
now got a leter from you hit
giv me gratt satsfaction to her from
you all but was sory to her that
graney was sick an i was glad
to her that wheat was good oh
how glad i wod be ef i was thar
to help git hit cut i wod be sats
fid i hop an trust the good
lord will help me to return
home an i think i will git
after a while i think the good lord
wil be with me i wont you to do
[Page 2]
the best you can Rhoda ef i
cod se you i cod tel you thing
you wodont belev Rhoda John is
well Cline an him is to gether now
Rhoda i her of a hep of dath a bout
in the war you must do the best
you can an tak good cer of your Self
an the Swet litle babe So i remains
your lovin husbon untel dath
W S Poe To Rhoda Poe der brother
an sister i rit you a fu lines
Asa i want to se you an Mary the
wost i evr did in lif Asa i am glad
you hav got cak to eat i wont you
to hav me Som Sav an som honey
a gant i com hom and Mary i
wont you to hav me som milk
an buter an when i com you
or to se me eat for i dont git
anything her fit for a dog
to eat tho i can liv on hit
a while longer you must rit
to me so good bi tel i her from
you a gan turn an read
[Page 3]
der father an mother i hant forgot
you yit nor i nevr wil as long as
i liv i sa to you I aint well nor i
haint bin in sevrl dase i dont know
whot ail me with thout hit tis
the fevr i hav bin takin quinine
i hop I wil git well in a fu das
i want to se you the wost in the
world an i hop i wil be fore
long i want you all to do the
best you can so far well tel
i her from you agan W S Poe
to James an Mary Poe der sisters
a word with you i her you all
ar expten the yankes to com
thru thar i sa to you ef tha
do com thru thar then tha wil tak
nerley thing tha can git tha
tak chicken be gon hogs hoses [1]
met evr thing tha can sel
you must excuse for I fel bad So
good bi tel i her from you agan W[S Poe?]
to [????]
[Page 4]
A few lines from J. W. Rogers thes
lines leaves me well and as fat and
sasey as you ever seed me and I hope
they will find you all well I hant
got time to writ but verey little for
I am on guard to day well I would
like to see you the best in the world
I could tell you a heap of things that I
cant rite well Rhoda tell all of the
connection I wold like to see them
all tell Nant & Ann I wold
like to see them and pass a few
jokes with them so I will hav to
quit giv my best love and respicts
to all of my friends and riceve the
same youre self tell Mr. Poe
and Mrs. Po I would rite some to them
if I had time tell them they must
excuse me for I hav to go on post
J W Rogers to Mrs
Rhoda Poe farewell
for this time

  1. be gon = bacon
June 22, 1863


Co. I, 32nd Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
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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