Camp near frankford Greenbrier Co Va
Sept the 27th 1863
Dear wife and children
I Seat my Self to drop you
afew lines to let no that I am in tolerble heth at this
time much hopeing when these few lines comes to hand
they may find you all well I have no news of much
interes to write to you at this time I am a fareing Beter
than I exspected we get plenty to Eat our duty is
vary heavy we ar now on picket near franford
William is well and vary well Satisfied I Got a ferlou
-gh and Major Claiborne [1] and Col Dunn [2] Split up .
and Col Dunn distroid it I exspect to Go Before the
medical Board to marro and Capt Briges [3] ses he
thinks I will get a discharge I want to know what
you ave done with the crop I want you to take care
of it if you can if I Should fail to Get home
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in time I want you to see daddy Billby and daddy
Get them to take care of it for me and I want to
no if James Boiknett has Bin there at work or not
we have mity hard frost hear now the Branch was
frose over hear the morning, I Roat you aletter
last Saturday a week ago So I will close for this
time By requestion you to write soon and gave me all
the news Direct your letter to Dublin Va care of
Capt Bridges, Co G, 37th Batt Va Cavalry So
knowthing more only remaining your devoted
Husband untill death ) you must excuse me
for I cant write my Self or I would write more
John Jimison

  1. Maj. James R. Claiborne
  2. Lt. Col. Ambrose C. Dunn
  3. Capt. Edward T. Bridges of Co. G
September 27, 1863


Co. G, 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Franklin County, VA


Residence (County): 
Frederick County, VA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2014

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