August the 18 1864
pptrs burg virginia
dear sister i seat my self to drop
yo a few lines to let yo no that i
am Well at the presant and all
the rest of the boys mr lacy is Well
sister i reciev your letter the other
day that yo Wrot the 17 of July and Was
very glad to hear from yo but i have
heard from home sence then Bil
mansil come to our company the other
day but i think that he Will be discharge
and if he is dis charge and if he is i
I will yo a leteter by him i will send
this by hand by mr guy to
mongomry sister i think that i Will
get to come home next Winter they
have commenst to fer low a gain
i think that We Will all get to come
home if We should live We are in
avery bad place thair is some
men get ting kild and Wondid
eaver day but i prey to god that
i Will live to get out of
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theas ditches once more sister
theair is one thing that i can say
to that Will be grate sad isfac
tion to and that is that We are
getting plenty to eat We have
ben drawing cofey regular i
was very sorey to of unccle geor
ge luse his lague [1] sister that
in velope an paper that yo sent me
got Wet We had one of the hardest
rains that i ever saw ever thing
that We had got Wet our ditches
Was soon half lagues deap in mud
We are toteing sand in our ditches
to ceape the mud from Working
up sister i have got some paper
and envelops i Will close for
the pesant Wright soon
Johney i Will drop yo afew lines
brother yo must go to scool and
learn to Wright good and Wright
to me i Want to hear from yo but i
Want to sea yo Wors than i Want
hear from yo W C Athey
to emily Athey

  1. lague = leg
August 18, 1864


Co. C, 3rd Battalion, Hillard's Legion (later part of the 60th Alabama)
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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