Camp Chais ohio Ap 20 / 62
Mrs Deborah Taylor
My Dear Wife
I have onst More the oporunity of sending
yo A fu lines Whitch Will inform yo that
I am well & dooing well as A prisner cold
expect We hav cumfurtble quarters & plenty
to Eate & air well treated Confindment &
bing A way from the dear one wher I can
Neather See thy Seet fase Nor hear frome
The trubles Me A grate deal but yo know
My Moto is to Smile at truble & not to grow[n?]
our that. that can Not bee Avoided iff it
is the will of All Mity god that I Shold ly
in prison his will be done & not mine I
expect to Stay hear untill I am Exchanged
& I hope that time will Soon come. Brother
James is at Indanaplis Iindaner E R Enoch
Was sent to Sanduskey City last week he is well
S Swaford also went with Enochs yo can tell
Thair wives to be of good cher for I dont think
Thay air widous yet & Not to Marry in
Thair Absonce for fear They will come back
& lay in thair clame giv My lov to My
Dear Mother Tell her Not to greav her Self
A bout her Absant Boys for all weill be well
yet yo Must kiss my Seet litle sisters for me
giv My lov to Thomas & Willey tell them to be
good boyes giv My Best Regards to Father &
Mother Smith & to all the Rest of the famley
& allso to uncle James & famley & all inquirn
Frends I hav A Thousen things to tell yo
but cant Rite it know yo Must try to [fight?]
troble & injoy your Self & look on the best
Side of future I Remain your affectionate husbin
untill Death Chas F Taylor

April 20, 1862


Residence (County): 
Calhoun County, MS


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Calhoun County, MS


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Michael Ellis
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