Crist1

Transcription: 

Camp Chase August 29th 1864
Dear mother
I write you a few
lines to let you know that I have
been well since I have been here
John Berry Hugh Beard Frank [beard?]
Jerry Troxol Mr Elliot William Miller
and The Boys who are from Rockbridge
are all well. we are getting along
verry well Have good quarters and
good rations. I have received Two letters
from Lucian, he was well, was in
state service when he wrote last
I rec’d a letter from Ezra [1] which was
written August 2nd he had not been very
well for some time but was getting better
Tell Ellen that I received a letter from her
Cousin Mary C Bratton they were all
well John Berry heard from Thomas Harris
in Illinois they were all well. Tell John
R Berry to let Mr Beard know that Hugh
is well he will write next week as we
write time about
[page 2]
I wish you to write and let us know
whether you have heard from us or not
for we have all written and have not
heard from home Since we have
been here, Direct to Prison 3 Barracks 7
Camp Chase Ohio Nothing more at prest
I remain your son, Gerard E, Crist

Robt. [Ould?] Commissioner of exchange
Richmond Va

Footnotes: 
  1. his younger brother, Ezra Crist
Date: 
August 29, 1864
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. I, 52nd Virginia Infantry
Rank: 
Private
Residence (County): 
Augusta County, VA

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Augusta County, VA

From

From State: 
Ohio
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Chase

To

To State: 
Virginia
To County: 
Augusta

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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