conver lesant camps noxville tenes
October 23rd 62

Dear father I have taken my pen in
hand to drop you afew lines to in form
you that I am well at the presant
hoping these few lines will find
you all well I am proud to sa th
at I made the trip Safe when I got
to chattnooga I found but wone
man that I new any thig about
I staide thaire three daies and nigts
I left thaire on the 22 and landed
here at noxville the same day when
I got here I found mr pilley and
several others of my companey here
also found uncle george buckem and
and danel crainshaw and several others
acquaintences is her I have found that
gen bragg armey is fall ing back to this
place we will get with our com
mans here at his place thaire is some
of the men agoing to thaire commands
now uncle george left here this
morning to go to his regment some of
the reg ments has all ready got here
I am looking fur the 22 Ala reg ment
in about three or daye turn over
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I will be very glad to sa the in
here without going any further if
I had of new that I would half found
the reg ment here I cood half brought
any thing the nabors wantted me to bring
I hope that we will stay here or go down
on the cost to stay fur the winter tell
Jackson brooks his reg ment will be here
to night or to morrow I hope that the
legen [1] will com here so that I can
git to see a champon and mr lacy
thaire was a white frost here this mor-
ning I am a feaird that if we stay up
here in this cuntrey this win ter we
will suffer fur the want of b[l]anketes
I hapond to bad luck in montgomery
I lost two dollars I think that I lost
it by too bills sticking to gether
I will be more cear fel from this
Mr Pilley maid out to get tranpor
tation on the road nothing more at
presant I remain your affection
ate sun G W athey to william Athey
G. W. Athey

  1. legen = Hilliard’s Alabama Legion
October 23, 1862


Co. K, 22nd Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Montgomery County, AL


Residence (County): 
Montgomery County, AL


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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