Line of battle near Love Joy Ga. Sep. 5th, 1864

Dear Father I have again taken my pen in hand to wright you a few lines
to let you no that I am yet in joy tolereble good helth hoping these few
lines may come safe to hand and find you all well I will also state
something about our last retreet first we had another prety hot fight
with the yankaes on the 31of August We charged them in thaire breast
works but we was repulsed with some concidrable loss but not as heavey
as it looks like it would have bin. it is im poseble to take thaire
breast works unless we make very heavey in asmall plass and we have not got
the men to hold our lines other whairse and do that too when the yankees
drew off from atlanta I thought that if our general did not mind that tha
would fool them and sure anuff in about three or four days tha found them
at Johns Burro ninteen miles in the reair on the 30 of august we marched
all knight nearle and fought them the next day we then marched the 1 of
sept back to atlanta to let out general Stureds corps and our wagons &
while general hardees men held them in check at Johns burro we aire now
in line at love joy tenn miles above griffin it is supposed that we will
fall back to griffin in a few days I think that we have lost grown anuff
all reade not to loose aney more

September 5, 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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