Jimison5

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Camp Blue Sulpher Springs
Greenbrier Co Va
Oct the theS 6th 1863

Dear wife and children
I Seat my
Self a gain to drop you a few lines
to let you no I am not vary well
at this time much hopeing when these
few lines reaches you they may
find you all Enjoying the Best of
helth I have Bin Before the
Dr and he has excused me
from duty for Seven days and
told me at the experation of the
Seven day, if I was no Better to
to come Back and he would try
and gave me a discharge I am
able to Stay with the (Co) But
I dont doe any duty and I am
a going to doe all I can to get
Back home and to get a disch
arge But it takes a long time to
Get one I have never Seen
any yankees Since I have Bim
hear I dont exspect they will
Be much more fighting hear
this winter William is well
the Boys is all good to me
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and does all they can for me
and thinks I will get a discharge
I want you to get as much wheat
and Rye soad as you can I dont
want you to have the corn gethered
too soon I may get Back to help
gether it my self, I dont want
you to feed all my oats now I
want you to feed corn and
Save the oats as I have no
news to write I will close By reques-
ting you to write soon and gave me
all the news Direct your letter
to Dublin Va gave my love and
Best Respects to all Enquireing
friends and share a portion your
self I remain your devoted
Husband until death
John Jimison

Date: 
October 6, 1863
Collection: 

Author(s)

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

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Frederick County, VA

From

From State: 
Virginia
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Greenbrier
From Note: 
Camp Blue

To

To State: 
Virginia
To County: 
Franklin

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2014
Proof Date: 

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