Atlanta Georgia April th 2 A. D. 1863
Dear companion I take the opertunity to in for
m you that I am not very well I have a pain
in my hip hopin this will find you and
family well I am in the hospitle I have ben se-
nt here for a nurse but I dont no whether they
will detail me or not B. D. Sims and stanton is
in this place in the hospitle Things is very high
hear Butter is worth 1.25 Eggs from 50 cts to 75 And
every thin is high I bought towo shirts this
morning and they coust me twelve dollars I met
up with a old a quaintance that lives in this
place Davis Austin he usto pass my fathers
he was surprised to meet with me and was
very glad to see me I was in hops that I will
git a place in the hospitle as a nurce the surgon
in the ridgment told me to not cum back no m-
ore if I new that I would be sent back to my redg
ment I would til you to try to git me a substi-
tute Jim smith has got him one I cent a lett
er the other day and in closed in it fifty dollars
annd if I new it would go safe I would send m-
ore buy cotton wi[t]h all the money that you can git and
can spair and put it up in the dry cotton is wo-
rth thirty cents per pound git it as cheap as you
can write to me as soon as you can and give me the
nuse and and lit me no all a bout your affairs
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Tel Joseph Cane that B. E. Loid is in the hospitle
with me and he is got the brun chittys he ses he
would like to see him he is not dangerous bad
off tell him when he is writen
write to his folks and let them now how heis
Lieutenant Hanah will send sum of the money that
the clothing sold for that was sent to me the bal
ance he give to me I weigh one hundred and ninty
five Try to manage your affairs the best you can
I should like to be with you and the childre
n children try and be good children and abey
your maugh and be smart and make corn and
plenty to eat write how wheat crops looks I hope
the lord will bring this war to a close soon
The laydes dress very fine in this place tho th
ey are dresed in mourning write to me soon
Direct your letters to Empire hospitle Tel my
friends to write to me it would aford me
great satis faction to receive a letter from any
of them Potatoes is worth from three to
four dollars a bushel gruber peas 25 cents
a quart Every thing is very high I must close
yours truly
Henry O[s]walt To
P. A. Oswalt

April 2, 1863


Co. A, 27th Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Oktibbeha County, MS


Residence (County): 
Oktibbeha County, MS


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2014

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