December 1 1862
Camp near Murfeesburrough 30 miles
From Nashville Tenn Dear Mary
I take the presant opportunity
write you afew lines to let you
know where we are we left
Tulahoma on the 22 an arrived here
on 25 of November. we had to walk
but the wether was So cold we dide
not mind it much
I Should have written to you be-
-fore now but I was waiting for
Dunaway to get back he got here
night before last. it took him 12
days to come from Columbus the
Cars was So crowded that he could
not get transpertation for his
boxes Sooner. he brought all of the
cloth and eatibles Saif I was glad
to get the box you Sent us it
come in the best time it could for
I was geting tird of bread and meat
and we could not get any potatoes
nor butter here the potatoes you Sent
us is the finest that I have Seen
this year. potatoes dont grow large
in this country and but few of
them attall
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I was glad to get the clothes you
Sent us thos I was not in need
of them much I have got more
then I can tote but I can
put Some of my clothes with Neil
and have them halled
we are in 15 miles of the yankees and
we can hear their canons occationly
firen at our picets but I do not
think that we will have a ginerl
engagement Soon
We are all well or that is our mess is
Well. J. A James was not able
to take the march here So he was
Sent back to Chattanooga
We drawed our money yesterday
I drawed 82 dollars and I would
Send Some of it home if I had
any body to Send it by. but I
dont know when any body will
go from here
I must close
Daniel Gillis

December 1, 1862


Co. F, 39th Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Pike County, AL


Residence (County): 
Pike County, AL


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Allen VanNess
Transcription Date: 
May, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2013

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