Camp Helen Georgia

December The 15

th 1861
My Deare friend it is with
grate pleas ure that I lift
my pen in anser to yore
kind letter that I recieve
to day it gave me grate
pleasur to here from you
and to here that you was
well and h I am well at
this time and hope theas lines
may find you enjoying the Sam
like blessing of god I have nothi
ng of importance to rite to
onley I wod like to See you
and convers with you it wod
be a grate deal of Satis faction to
me if I cod onley See yore
Smileing fase oh that times
was like they yosto be I think
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wod be the happy est
one that ever lived you Said
Some thing a bout me
riting to you a bout fore
getting me you Said you wod
never foreget me I will excuse
you I dont think you will ever
fore get one that loves you
it will be the last thing that
ever I will do when ever I forgot
you I will foreget to breath
you are the yo are as fresh as
you was the houer that I left
home we are a long ways a part
I am a long ways from hur
I love but you are my day ley
thoughts and nightley dreames
they are all of thee and thee
a lone that I can put con
fydice and I dont think I
put any more in you than
you do in me I have all
the cmfydence in you in the
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world + you Said in you
leter that Some of them
cowuards had gon to the
wore I am a feard they
wuill never get back they
have inlisted fore Such a
long time you Said theire
wives crid you Said Some
bodey elcis wife crid but
I dont knowu whoes it is
you mus tell me the nexte
time you rite to me
I will bring my letter
to a close by Saying
you remain my loveing friend
So long as life last

fare well my deare

friend From

John Dale to

Sarah Jane Honnoll
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Direct yore lettrs to Savanah
georgia twenty 24

Missippi Ridgment Box
Seving 734

December 15, 1861


Co. D, 24th Mississippi Infantry


Residence (County): 
Monroe County, MS


From State: 
From Note: 
Camp Helen


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Catherine Pettijohn
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2013

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