Camp lee Augusta coty
October the 4 1861
Dear Cosin
I take my pin
in hand to let you no
that I am well and hope
when these few lins come to
hand tha ma find you
in joying the sam good blessing
I havent much nuse to
writ camp life is not so easy
as some of our boys thought for
but no harder than I expected
we hav had plenty to eat
but dont no how long it will
hold out theire is nine companys
here and as soon as there is an
other company coms in we will
form a ridgment and then
we will march to Lewisburg
we hav got our arms and
hav bin drilling som
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there is has some of our boys
has bin sick sinc we left home
but not dangerous som ar complaining
now Peter and James [1] is well and in
good spirits our company has the
praise there is four bedford compnys
here tha all want to no what
is the matter with old bedford
by so many moor comeing from
there their was som six or seven
of our men went threw an examination
the ballanc[??] woul not be examined
onely one got a discharg [??]e
[plag?] the others som Fanna you must
writ soon as you get this and
tel me all the nuse I would be glad
to here from youall evry day if
i could tel Joel to write to me
soon so I must bring my letter
to a close by giving my
my lov to you and all in
quirering friends V B West
To Fanna Wright

  1. Sgt. Peter Wright and Pvt. James Wright of Co. B
October 4, 1861


Co. B, 58th Virginia Infantry
Residence (County): 
Bedford County, VA



From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Lee

Transcription/Proofing Info

Nicol Teghtmyer
Transcription Date: 
August, 2009
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2009

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