Miss July the 24 day 1863
Mr James Poe Dear sir I take
my pen in hand to rite you a few
lines thes lines leaves me unwell thay
I hop thay may find you and all
of your family well well uncle
Jimey from the best information
tha I can gain W.S. Poe has fall
into the hands of the yankeys he
give out on the march to big black
and was sent to the hospital and I her
that he was detailed for a nuss for
the wounded and thare was a man
left just a bout fifteen minuits
before the yankeys got thare and he
sed they would not let william
leave they wanted him to
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stay an take kere of the wounded and
that was the last I herd of him
so I will close JW Rogers
Mr James and Mary Poe and
family der sister you can
read what I have rote to mr poe
and find out all that I can tell
you a bout youre dear husband
well sister I would like to se
you all the best in the world
though it is so that I cant at
this time well rody I want
you all to rite to me whn
you can direct youre letters
to Maridian Miss [1]
J.W. Rogers to Mr[s] Rhoda Poe
fare well for this time

  1. Meridian Mississippi
July 24, 1863


Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Name Variant: 
Rhody, Rhod
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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