Dec 3 1862 Camp Near Fredericksburg
Dear Judia I this Eavening write you a fiew lnes I
wrote you a letter when I got to Richmon I wrote you that
I would start to my Redgment Monday or Tuesday I started
monday morning and got to the Boys that evening I had to
march about 4 miles I found amost all of the Boys well
I am well as common the Boys have got there knapsacks
Tell Mrs. Herring that I do not know where John &
Jesse is I herd that they had came down sumwhere a
bout here but I am not permitted to hunt them ut they
will not let me leave and I do not know when I will
get a chance to send there cloths to them. Capt Bond ses he
will try to take ceare of them and send them to him as
soon as he can for I cannot tote them. tell Ma that
I do not know where John is and that I am going
send him aletter to day and I am going to send
that paper in it for they are under Jackson and
we are under Lee and there no telling when
we will get togeather I forgot to tell you that I
was in a big snow as I came on it snowed sadurd
morning before day and it lay on the ground
evry thing was coved with it and if I can stand it as
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well all the time as I have since I left I shall
feel mity thankful. we are camped in site of
the yankes and sum think that we will have afite
soon they are on one side of the River and we
are on the other our boys talks with them
a craws the River. Lewis, Bud, James Gray and
A Gray, James Madders Thomas Barnett James
Mayo Hendersun Duke are all so fat that
they have to ware there pants unbuttened at
the top and Thomas Barnett sas that he wold send
one of his Buiscuets to his Farther and they boys
all laught at james Mayos cap you ought to here
them. I hav not got any thing verry inter resting to
write you more. than we are all well. Judia I want
you to contint your self as well as you can I hope
this War will soon close and we all can come
home and stay I want to here from you worse than
I ever did. I want you to write all the pertickurlers about
John and how Miney comes on so I will close for the
presant by saying that I my prays and bes wishis
at tend you. and desire you to think of me in your
Secret Devotions Wm A. Pace

tell Mrs Gilis that her husband is well and withe
the company [1]

  1. written along left side of page 1, bottom to top
December 3, 1862


Co. I, 53rd Georgia
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Butts County, GA


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Butts County, GA


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Barbara Jones
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
Michael Ellis
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