Hanover . Hospital May 11th 1863
Mr B. Shepard
Dear Friend I write you
those few lines to informe you that I am here sick
with measles, I am now getting better, and hope
that I will soon be well again, I am very comfortably
situated here and feel more like I am at home
than at any other place excep home. I took the measles
frome Tandy Holeman; I was taken sick two
weeks ago to day, & traveled thrue all that rain that
fell about that time., I did not brake out until last
saturday week at which time I was at Spotsylvania
C.H. with the wagon train. I got a pt of peach brandy
that I paid 8 dollars for, which I think saved my
life., I left Spotsylvania C. H. for Guinea station
last tusday evening; did not get to Guinea until next
day, owing to a heavy fall of rain., after I got their I
could not get on the cars owing to so many woundid
men being their to send to Richmond; so I had to
ride Horse back all the way here as sick as I was. I got
here last thursday evening. I received the letter
that you wrote to Tat & directed to my care, I havent
heard a word frome you all since Tat left for home
I woul have written to you before now but our Regiment
moved the next day after Tad left., we went over [to?] [damage in lower right margin]
Fawkquire county staid their a few days, lef the[??]
for rappahanock, Staid their afew day, left th[??]
for Culpeper C.H. left their for the Battle f [???]
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which Battle I suppose you have heard the
particulars of, more fully than I could give them,
I was in hearing of it all, but was so sick I could
bearly holde up my head to look at the Yankee
Prisners as they passed by; sometimes a thousand at
atime; Since I comemced this letter I have heard
that our great southern hero, Gen Jackson is dead
he died yesterday; he was wounded in his left arm
last saturday night week, his arme was amputated;
We have had the latest Spring that I nearly ever
saw, though I hope we will make a good crop
of corn & vegitables yet, I also hope we will have
a good fruit crop this year, seeded dried cherries
is worth $1.25 cts per lb., I hope my negroes
are getting along as well as could be expected. give
my respects to them & tell them that they must work
and make something to live on at home if not they
will surely starve
Give my respects to your
& all enquiring friends
Yours with respect
Geo. K. Evans

Direct your letter to
Hanover. Acdemy. Hospital

Care of
Dr. S. Meredith

May 11, 1863


Co. K, 4th Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Buckingham County, VA


Residence (County): 
Buckingham County, VA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Hanover Hospital


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Allison Bertoldie
Transcription Date: 
May, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2012

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