Burris1

Transcription: 

Fort Delawere Del
April 12th, 1865
Mr Edward Burris
Dear farther I write you A few lines
Which will inform you that I am well
Hoping those few lines may find you
All enjoying the same blessing I have written
To you severls times sence I have rec any letters
from you. James Bonds is well I and Jim
Gets along fine I have enjoyed fine health
sence I have been in prison I rec a letter
from An Jane Garrison some time ago
give my love to all of the family tell
ann to write to me I have answered her
Letter I do not think that it will be long
before I will be at home I have been paroled
For more than four 4 weeks it looks like dixie is
Almost gone up tell Mother and Margrat I have
Not forgot them yet Give my love to all of my
Connection and friends and write every chance
Nothing More but remainds your Son
W. R. Burris
W. R Burris private in Co B third Miss Redg Cavalry
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Date: 
April 12, 1865
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
60-day “Mississippi Army of 10,000"; Co. D, 37th Mississippi Infantry (also known as the 34th Infantry); and Co. B, 3rd Mississippi Cavalry
Rank: 
Private
Residence (County): 
Marshall County, MS

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Marshall County, MS

From

From State: 
Maryland
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Fort Delaware

To

To State: 
Mississippi
To County: 
Marshall

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2014
Proof Date: 

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