Camped at Atlanter Ga Aug the 22
Dear Ma
I have now seat
my self to answer your kind and
more than welcum letter that you
sent by Lieutenant [mcswime?] you
do not know how glad I was to
get a letter from you but I was
verry sorry to hear that John was
sick but cosin Jimme got a letter
from cosin mag this morning she
rote that he was about well I
was verry glad to hear it for I was
getting uneasy about him I have
no news to write that will interest
you you wrote that you had not
got a letter from me in a long
time I have been writing to you
mity near every week. evry since we left
Shelbyville you said that you did
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not know whether I had got the
socks that you sent by m mc
mullin I got them I wrote you
a letter the next day and sent
it by [????] and I answered
you your letter that you w[r]ote to me
and cosin Jimme I recon that they did
not threw I was verry glad to
get those cakes from you I have noth
ing more at presant
Dear pa you spoke of
sending John [1] here to wate on me I
am verry glad that you did not
send him for it is all we can do
to get enough to eat our self Pa
if you please send me a little
money I would not ask you to send
me any but we have every thing by
to eat mity near we get one third
of a pound of bacon every [?] day and the rest beef
So I am mity near out your son B F Gentry
[added at top of page 2]
the beef is so poor that we cant eat it
Give the children my best love
tell all of the negroes howdy

  1. John may have been one of the family’s slaves
August 22, 1863


Co. E, 29th Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Yalobusha County, MS


Residence (County): 
Yalobusha County, MS


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
November, 2013

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