Camps 2 Miss Regt
August th 5 /64
Mr Wm Beachum
Dear Sir I Seat
my Self this morning for the
perpose of droping you a few
lines to let you know how we
are all geting on we are all
well and I hope when thoes
few lines comes to hand May
find you and Family well
I got a letter from James
yesterday which he wrot to High
and as he was not hear I broke
it open and Read the contents
& answerd it and will send
the letter to you as I now
you want to hear from him
He Stated in his letter somthing
a bout some money I wrot
to him to know where confeder-
ate money would do him
enny good ore not and if it
would to let me know and we
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would send him some I am
in hops I will hear from him
soon Mr Beachum I will writ
a few lines a bout Grant
movements he is trying to under
mind us and take our works
he blode up one batterry and
one S. C. Regt last Saturday
and then charged them with
negroes They come hollowing
no quarters our men give
them the bayonet and the
brich of thair guns he
did not make a hole big
a nough to hold the ded
I can see his line of battle
while I writ they are in
a bout 4 hundred yards from
us I will close for the presant
hoping you will writ soon
give my Respects to all
I Remain your friend

August 5, 1864


Co. C, 2nd Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2014
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