[1] Camp Fredericksburg Va June 13th 1863
Dear mother
as pa is writing I have concluded to write you a few lines
we are all well at present & in fine Spirits we arived here only a few days
ago we thought that we were going to have Somthing to do but I dont
think we will have any fighting at this place anytime Soon the yanks
are thought to be leaving here our army the greater portion of our troops
are up towards Culpeper Lee and Longstreet are manuvering up that way
while A P Hill engages them here we can see the old yanks plane enough
from our Picket line but have orders not to Shoot but I dont guess
Such as this will interest you we had Seven men from our Company to
desert we caught three of them there was James [T???] Jams Colwell
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& James L Ivy that you know
the others are Thomas J. Cooke [T. Brashear?]
Jacob A. D. Williams Henry Steel the three first were caught & may be
Shot for all I know but if they are I Shall be Sorry for them
ma I cannot tell when I will get homw if ever but I can [stay?] & do my duty
as long as the lord will permit me to have my health I have been Blessed so far
with good health & I thank him for it Ma I will Close trusting that you will
pray for me I forgot to State that Stephen Barton was dead he died at
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Petersburg in the hospitle [???] we could lean nothing of the particulars
of his death
your affectionate Son A. H. Clark Dear Mother I will write you
a few lines I am quite well at present we have been moving about so much
that I have not learned to write well enough to write a letter yet I am
Coming home before long as Soon as Some one gets a furlow Pa wont let me
com by myself I expect Pa will resign & come home too this Summer

  1. the last part of the letter appears to have been written by Albert for his younger brother, Isaac (b. ca. 1849), who was with his father and brother in Virginia
June 13, 1863


Co. F, 42nd Mississippi Infantry
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Calhoun County, MS


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Calhoun County, MS


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