Oct the 14th 1862
Winchester Va
Dear Wife I a gain Seat myself to write a
few lines to inform you that I am well at present
hoping you are the Same I wrote you a letter
the other day but did not have time to write
mutch but now I will give you a history
of My travels from Richmon I was not at
in the battle of Manassas I was sick and had
been marching in the reare of my Regt
for 8 days I over taken them the next day
after the battle and martched with them
from there on and into Maryaland and
was in all the fights that was in .M.D.
we had some hard fighting the Grape shots
and shells came like a haill storm we
stood to them there our number was
small but our hearts ware large I fired
forty 9 rounds in that battle Sisaro Harver
Shot some 65. rounds I do not know
how many rounds Amous Howard Shot
though he died the death of a brave soldier
after the flag bearer had been Shot down
three times when the 3 man fell Amous
Howard threw down his gun and seised
the flag and Said come on boys and
follow me he went about 7 stepts and
was Shot dead the last words he over
[page 2]
ever Sisaro Harver said to me he asked
me if I was not wounded soon afterwards
we had to fawl back and he hollowed
out that he was shot and they toled
him to ly down and he broke to run and
run till he fell dead so it was out of
our power to help him || Lisy I begun
to think that my days was numbred
I am very thank full that I have been
spaired this long and can have the
pleasure of writing to you and famoly
I never go into a battle but what I think
of you and now and my little children
Lisy I want you to ci kiss my children
like the kiss I last impressed hold them
as when last I helt them folded
clostley to thy breast Oh My children
Heaven bless them for they are all my
life to me would I could once
more caress them before I sink beneath
the Sea tell your Mother I remember
every kinde and parting word that
my heart has been cept tender by the
thoughts her membrey stood
So I must close by saying write soon
I remaine your affictionate Husband
untill death J. V. Fuller
to L. E. Fuller
[page 3]
Dear Mother a word to you
I have nothing of importance
to write onley to let you know
that I have not forgot you I
would bee glad to come home and
see you all but I do not know
whether I will ever bee permited
to do so or not I am going to
try to come home this winter
if I can I want you take good
care of my wife and children
for me and tell Augusteen and
Mary Jane that Father wantes
to see them very bad ask them
if they cant write one word
to Father tell Mary Jane that
is getting very hungrey
and she has never handed him
that glass of butter Milk yet
now Maw good by tell
Harell and dick and all the
children to write to me
I have never received but 3
letters from you and Lisy
Sinc I came here but I hope
you will write as soon as you
get this J. V. Fuller
to Mary J Lucus

October 12, 1864


Co. H, 4th Mississippi Infantry and Co. C, 2nd Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


From State: 
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To State: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
April, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2014

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