sept the 14 th 1863
Camp Near Lafayette ga

deair companion after my Best respects to
you I can inform you that I am well at
this time truly hopeing thees few lines
may find you all well I can inform you that
we have Not been in No fite yet but
have been drawn up in line and was
put into raped motion last friday but the
yankeys fled before our lines thare was some
fiting yesterday on the write wing and
some on the left but we dont know how
things is going on we are going to have
a despert batle heair before long we
have hard serves heair we have a very large
force heair and the yankeys is con centrated
their whole force heair but we will
whipeing them the worst heair that we
ever have I wold like to heair from
you as I have Not heaird from you sense
the 13 th of last month I want you to
write how things is giting along in virgin
ia you will have to send your letters the
sothron rout
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I have wrote too letter letters sense I
Left salt ville I have wrote that I sent
My reiept for My watch and 40 dollars
Bye the hand of Wm Smyth to you
and I want you to write whither you
have got hit are not I want you to get
my watch from wythe as soon as you can
you will have to pay 20 dollars for
repair and that will Make hit cost
Me $72.50 and I want you to sell hit
and take care of the Money I have
bought another for sixty dollars
we have 21 men of our co presant for
duty the rest has deserted and been
sent to hospitle all that has Came
home has deserted Capt [Waws?] co has
all derted but some 12 or 14 so Nothing
more at presant But still remain your
Huband till death Eph Hampton
Direct your letter to Ephraim Hampton
co. g. 63 va regt 3rd Brigade Preston Division
Buckners Corpse

September 14, 1863


Co. C, 45th Virginia Infantry and Co. G, 63rd Virginia Infantry
Sergeant (later 2nd Lieutenant)
Residence (County): 
Grayson County, VA


Residence (County): 
Grayson County, VA


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
September, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2013

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