Line of battle A’tan,At, Ga.
August 2nd 1864

Dear Sister
I wonse more take the opertunity of writing you afew lines to let you no
that I am well as comon hoping these few lines may come to hand
and in due time and find you all well Sister I have just resceived aletter from
you which was dated the 15 of July it was along time on the way upon the
account of the raiders tairing up the railroad but I am in hops that is
stoped now Emily we have very disstresing times hear some time we have had
too prety hot fights in the past week the first was on the 22 of July the
next was on the 28, 22 of July the fight of the 28 was a greatdeal the
hairdst fight commenseing about twelve or 1 oclock and lasting until nearly
knight we lost agood maney kiled and wounded in both fights in the of the
22 we did not loose as maney as wedid in the last fight we captured agood
many prisnears in the first fight and drove the yankes from thaire frunt line
of breast works but the last fight tha was so strong in forse that we cood
not move them from thaire position Emily I would bevery glad to be thaire to
talk with you and tell you about it if I was I think that I cood tell you the
reason we did not take thaire works from them we lost agood many of our beast
frieands in the too fights, in the fight of the 22 we lost one of our
company too of the best soildars that we had though tha was not both kiled
in the fight Naporlion Eilands was kild on the 24 on picket he was one of the
beast boys in the world we have all reasones to believe that he was acristian
James Suggs that got kiled in the fight he was shot through the right lungs
and died the next day he told his brother about fifteen minuts before he
died that he was prepaired to die and he was willing to go his brother seeams
to be satisfied at his lose and I believe that he is trying to live so as to be prepaired to
meate him in abetter world in the fight of the 28 Colonal Hart got kiled on
this battle fieald and the yankes got his body I have writen to you and Rhod
cince the fights but I will send this letter ferr fear tha dont go I will
wright every oppertunity you must do the same I have not heard from Champion
in too monts or more I am vary ancious to hear from him I am agoing to wright
to him in aday or too if I dont get the chance to wright this evening we haft
to go on pickett this evening I must close fur the presant You trule
and affectionate wright soon G.W. Athey
and give me all the news

August 2, 1864


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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