Murfreesburow March the 15th /63
Dear wife
I take the oportunity
of wrighting to you once more to
inform you that I am well and
harty at present and I hope these
few lines will find you injoying
the Same blessing you must Excuse
me for not righting to you last
week we went away one week
ago yesterday to put in a bridge
and dident get back til about
two hours ago so you see I hadent
a chance to right although I got
a letter from you and was glad
to hear from you you stated in
your letter that you had ben over
to henryes to eat warm shugar
well I would like to have ben
there to but that is all the good
[page 2]
it does me you wanted to know
if I had rather be where i am than
be at home making Shugar I ashure
you I had rather be at home than
be here you wanted to know if
i Could Come home this spring
I think the chance is slim without
the war closes tell della i would
like to have ben home on her burth
day I have got your letters verry
regular for a few weeks I intend
to right to you evry week and
you must do the same I had bad
luck I left my knapsack here
with a fellow and him or some one
els Stole my postage Stamps and
invelops I hant mist any thing
els yet my righting material was
the first thing i looked for after
i got some thing to eat I am
driving teem now i like the business
[page 3]
verry well I hant seen John
parker for two weeks but I presume
he is well I hant got that Box
yet that father sent and I presume
I never will oh how I wish I was
at home but that is all the good
it does me I Still keep up good
hart and hope that the time will
not be long til i can go home
and you must do the same I sent
you some coten seeds in a letter
when you right again tell me whether
you got them or not tell the children
that I would like to see them the must be
good children til i come home give
my respects to mother and all the
rest of the friends I cant think of
any thing more at present I hant sent
you any money yet if i dont get a
chance this week to send it by some
body I will express it to you
[page 4]
right as soon as you get this
and let me know how times
is there I got a letter from
Sammy Barnes last week he was
well also I got one from fathers
folks and the were all well and
one from Elias Brandeberry and he
was well no more at present
So good by for this time
From your afectionate Husband

Wm Culbertson
to Julina Culbertson

March 15, 1863


Company H, 38th Ohio Infantry
corporal; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Williams County, OH


Residence (County): 
Williams County, OH


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2010

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053
  • admin@ehistory.org

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory