Mississippi this August the 26 1863 der
companion i Set mi Self wont
mor to rit you a fu lines to let you no that i
tolibul well an John also i hop this wil find
you all well an doin the sam Rhoda i wont to
se you the [wost i evr did in?] lif i think [seed?]
a leter from you this morning whitch giv me
grat sats faction to her from you but was not
the [10?] i s[ed?] in the leter you sed for me an jon
to com hom that is our noshon we ar orderd to
chatnooga but i hant Sed i wod go i am to tri
to git home that is the plas for me Rhoda i
think ef i git hom i wil be all rit Rhoda tha no [yus?]
[in?] Stain her i no that i [???] beter be at home
we dont git a nuf to eat an what we do got aint
fit for a dog to eat i wod [be?] glad to swop rashen
with dock an his for i no tha do git milk som
times wel i wil go to beter far or wos won Rhoda
you must do the best you can an i wil do
the sam Rhoda i no bil has bin cold a bad
man to do Sort but ef i do i dont car ef you
dont an i no you dont Rhoda i think a hep
mor of you than i do of thes big me[n] for tha
is all you no what the leters gits brok
opon so bad i dont no what to rit So you
must jes [at?] som Rhoda i Sa to you that i
hant red nary from you Sens the Six of
Jun hit was rot an i for got when i got wel
Rhoda i think when i git hom i wil git som
thing good to eat an i no i can git a nuf to eat
Rhoda i put all mi trust in the god lord to
git hom to you an i belev he wil be with
me i want you all in your prars to not
for git to pra for me So [??????????]
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wel Rhoda you do the best you can an
not git out of hart for i think i wil git back So
i must clos So remain you lovin husbon
untel dath Wm Poe Rhoda Poe der father an
mother i Sa to you that i aint but i aint
[from?] six[???] and [????] [??] [????] to see you
all an Se you [????] [home?] an i hop i wil be
for long i jest sent you aleter this
morning i Sa to you tht sens i coment
this leter tha has com orders to cock thre
das rashen to march on tha Sa that we
ar goin to chatnooga but bar in mind
i hant sed i wos goin i dont no wher i wil
git two but you ma no where ef i git wher
i am So i wil clos [??] good bi tel i her
from you a gan der Sisters i hant
mutch to rit to you only i want to se
you vary bad ef i cod se you i cod tel you
more in our than i cod rit in a day gals i
ex pek you ar now polin foder ef you ar
you hav got a col day gals when i git hom
i dont wont to se old por bef wel i herd
Jim handley was a goen to the war an
Jo ponder tel them tha jest want to
blo a while a gan lik a nother old gos
wel i wil drop from that wel Asa i want
to se you an Mary i want to se you wont
mor i cod tel you all a bot hard livin
an a hep mor i hop i se you be for long
you must be good childern an not sa no
bad words wel you nevr rot ef you got them
litle books i sent you a good while a go So
i must clos So good bi to you all
tel i her from you all a gan

August 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: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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