Juli the 7 1863
Jackson Mississippi this
der companion i am blest
won[s]t more with the belesen
of god to rit you a fu lines
to let you no that i aint
well yit but i think i
am a mendin der wif i
dont know how the bois is
now we started on a march
from Jackson down to big
black river last Thursday
and i giv out i wos sick an i
got a man to tak me back
to a litle town cal Clinton
to the hospital and i fard
well thar an yistered tha
thot the yankes was a
comin for vixburg is gon
up the spout an the dockers
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sent all the men that cod
be mov to Jackson i am in
a hospital a mil below
Jackson the nam of this
Hospital is def an dom Silum
Rhoda i Sa to you that tha is
two men her with me that
be long to the 41 Ala Rigment
me an them i si a goin to [1]
stay together ef we can
an Rhoda i herd we wos all
ordered to go to Mobil but i
tell you i think i shant
go all the way i am bound
to go som wher else ef i
can and ef you dont git
leters from me dont be
on ese i want you all to
pra for me an pra that
i ma git home
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Rhoda i think i git home
be for long an ef i do git
home i am a goin to sta
thar i think mi fu das
Rhoda i sent you twenty
dollars by a man his nam
is tommas
ashcraft he livs down
a bout your uncle Jackson
ollief an he sed he wod send
hit to your dades an jhon
sent twenty an W P Ernest
twenty an you git
wil ernest an send hit
to his wife ef the money
dont com to dads hit
wil be at your unkle
Rhoda i wont t se you
an our Swet litle babe
the wost i evr did in life
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father mother brother
Sisters i wont to se you
all the wost i evr did
in lif tel jim and [btle?]
for mi sak to stay at
home you must not
think hard of not ritin
to you all for i fel vary
bad i Sa to you the last
leter i got was rot june
the 6 an i don expek i wil
git ary nother leter tel
i git back to the regment
so i wont you all to
So the best you can
i think i git back be
for long so good bi tel
i her from you all
W S Poe to Rhoda Poe
an you all

  1. si = is
July 7, 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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