Co. K. 22 Alabama Volen Teeares Oct 27/63

I Resceived you
welcom letter yesterday which gave me grate
Satisfaction to heaire from you all to learn that
you all was getting alongue as well as you
Aire your letter was the first news that
I have had cince I got Jackson croos letter
about to weeks a go I am in tolerable good
helth at this time more than I have a god
maney risings on me that bothers me
agoodeeal I hope these few lines may come to
hand in dew time and find you blesed with
good helth Emily I saw Champion yesterday
and day before he was sick yesterday I have
not heard from him to day our regt is out
on pickett to day and I was left in camp
to take ceaire of the boyes knaps sacks and other
tricks until tha come back and I have not got
the chance to go to sea him the boyes is Generale
all well in the legen and in the 33 Aand in the
22 you wrote that thaire was agood maney souldars
coming home I would be the gladist in the world
to git to come hom and if I eve seea an opning
fur it I will jump at it thaire is some
men geting furloes heaire but thaire
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is several boys in our Co that has never
bin home cince tha have bin in survise and
our capton will not give aney other won aney
shoing in tel tha get ashoeing first I want
you to send me my vest and a paire of socks
the first chance you get tell uncle Joe that
I want to be thaire to help him dig the potatoe
you wrote that the corn turn out fine I was glad
to hear of it tel uncle Joe that he must geater
me apeack or half bushel of pindears and send
them to me if he can get the chance I hope that
I will get to go home before all the potatoes is
gon sothat I can get some of them I do hope that
this war will come to aclose before longue so that
we all can go home and sta I am afeaird tha we
will have another hard battle be fore longue if
we do it will be above Chattanooga in the direction of
lounden thaire was wone devision left heare
too or three days ago to go to louden tha have some
cannon nading near the look out mountain acros
the rive the yankes wants to get the railroad I
think that tha aire askirmishing down thaire
to day eather skirmishing or shooting off
gunes the last time I heaird from Mr Spivy
he was ageting alongue very well nothing More
Youres trule G.W. Athey Em Athey

October 27, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Montgomery County, AL


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

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