Camp Barksdale
near Union City
Tennessee July 9th [1861]
Dear Sister
having a few
moments leasure time I write
you a line I wrote to Father
yesterday & I expect that you
will get it before this comes
to hand I sent it by John Gideon [1]
& this I send by Kit Dennis [2] &
George Cook [3] as they have ob-
tained discharges I received a
letter from Father this mor
-ning & was very glad to hear
from you all as I give out
the idea of any of you writing
any more I have wrote to
you & you have wrote but
one letter that I have got
I dont Know whether you
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have got my letters or not
I have wrote to you & Grand
-Fathers folks weekly & can-
not get any answers from
any of you hardly I wrote
to Jo Brown the other day
I hope he will not be so
forgetful as to not think of
me Sis we have plenty of some
thing to eat & that is very good
& I shall tell you some
thing new our mess made
a chicken pie the other day
it eat splendid but would
have been better though if we
had had some butter to
put in it
I am glad to hav to
report that the health of our
Camp is some what on the
improveing order there is
but very few new [??] & I expect
that we shall move to a spring
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near Corinth in a day or two
if we do I shall write you
immediatly & state the facts
&c&c Father was saying something
about an other box of provision
if it is so that you can make
it convenient I want the folks
that has a mind to to send a bottle
of whisky or brandy as it would
do any of us more good than
any amount of provision for
we cant obtain it here on
no occasion & if found in our
camp we are Court Marshalled
but we can keep it as our mess
are not the sort to get drunk
& kick up a dust if you dont
think it will do us ask Kit
& George, I firmly believe if
we had had plenty if it had been
in rations we would not
have been sick half as much
If we come close to Corinth
I am going to come home
in August or September
if not in actual Service
before that time & I really
dont believe that it will
be the case
Sis I send in this
letter a one dollar gold
piece I send it because of
its uncommon smallness
the first chance you have
you must have a pin put
to it Give my love to
Gran Father & family
& to all my neighbors &
enquiring Friends I close
by subscribing my self your
Affectionate Brother
Jes T Brown

  1. John Gideon, Co. A, 13th Miss. Inf.
  2. George C. Dennis, Co. A, 13th Miss. Inf.
  3. George Cook, Co. A. 13th Miss. Inf.
July 9, 1861


Co. A, 13th Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Winston County, MS


Name Variant: 
Sister of Jesse T. Brown and James B. Brown
Residence (County): 
Winston County, MS


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
March, 2009
Michael Ellis
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