Iuka Miss Sept 15” /62
Dear Betty I seat my self
to inform you that I am well at
this time and hope this may find
you all well and doing well
we left Guntown last thurs-
day morning and marched 15 miles
that day towards this place we marched
a good eal after night. I and Thomas
& severl of the Boys never got in
untill this morning. I can stand
march most as well as any body.
Betty our arma run the yankys
out of this place saterday morning
with great loss of stors on there part
& severel men and negroes kiled
on ther side they made great preperations
hear for battle but they are to scarry
I saw sevarel houses yesterday wher
they burned down and I think I can
see the smoke where they are burning
some thing to day north of this place
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Betty I received the letter you
sent by Thomas I was glad to
hear from you all I rote
you conserning coson Jimmie living
thee do the best you can Tell
Octavia I received a letter from
her at last and was glad to see
it tell her sweet hart is well
[??] this ime Tell your ma that
I shal never forget to be thankful
for the shirt she sent me besides
under many obligations I am well pleased
with the shoes you sent me though
they cost so mutch truble Tell mas
folks Billa is well and will w[r]ite
as soon as he gets a chance to send
it by hand ther is no safty in send
ing a letter now by mail [nor?] can send [???]
[ary?] one passing to me hear after I
will not pay the postage on letters
on the account of the carsity of stamps
you can pay at home nothing more at
present but remain your husband J J Davis
good by Betty
[1] To E J Davis at home

  1. added at top
September 15, 1862


Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
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