Tuscumbia Alabama march the 18 1862

dear brother take my pen in hand to drop you
a few lines to let you know that I am still in
the land of the living and well with the exception
of bad cold we have had hard time since we
left Pensacola such as I never had experinced
before uncle will be at home in a few days
he can tell you all about it he has resined
his office and is going home to Stay at home
we will be under a verry Strict officer Lutenant
Latimore will be our Captain I felt curious
as I came by westpoint So close to home and
could not go and See Elizabeth [1] and the babe
but Such is the case in war times like this
there is a great many things that a Soldier has
to beare that looks very hard they had it to
bare in the old revalutionary war and I
I think that hard times is Just setting in
tell mr England that I Saw Julious lockhert
he is a lutenant in alabama company he is
in fine health and has not broke much
I Saw mr trible the other day he has seen
brother Tom since the for dolson
fight his regiment was very hear all taken
but he escaped and is at home on a visit
you must write to me as soon as you get
this letter you must excust this Short letter
[page 2]
as uncle mark can tell you better
than I can write I remain as ever your
brother untill death
J R Womack
I dont know that you can Read this letter
or not as I am writting on my knee

  1. his wife, Elizabeth Womack (b. ca. 1840
March 18, 1862


Co. G, 5th Mississippi Infantry and Co. D, 8th Mississippi Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Choctaw County, MS


Residence (County): 
Choctaw County, MS


From State: 
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To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2014

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