Tupelo Missisipi June the 16 1862 [1]

Dear Cosin
i Seat my Self to right you a fiew lines
to inform you that i am well at this time and
hope when these lines reach and find you all well i hav
nothing of importance to rigth to you we have hard times
hear but it is not as bad as it was at Corinth we have
Several little fight sens the Shilo fight in the Shilo fight
we lost a great many of our men i have not seen george
Sens the fight at Shilo we supposed he was taken a
prisnor tell all of uncle wily people and yours that they
must right to me tell champ that he must right too
i Seen woren Athey [2] yestoday he was well he ses that he
did not like camp life but he can not git out of camp
after he once gits in to them but i Wold like camp
life very well if it was not Somuch fight to do
you must all right to me as Soon as you
Can for i wold like to hear from you i have
bin hear in camps three months and have never
received but one letter from papy yet i will now
take to righting to the girls and so if they will
right to me i must Come to a Close
You must right soon
i remain your Cousen tel Death
Wilson Athey To Emily Athey
Wilson Athey Right Soon

  1. The exact identity of the author, Wilson Athey, is unknown as he does not appear in the 1860 census
  2. Warren Athey was a cousin, the son of Wily Athey
June 16, 1862


Residence (County): 
Montgomery County, AL


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Casey White
Transcription Date: 
February, 2009
Proof Date: 
March, 2009

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