one mile Fairfax C h
Dear Father sept 17th 1861
I take my seat to write you a
fiew lines to let you know that we
have mooved down within one mile
of Fairfax Ch House, we are on the south
side, and within too miles Fairfax
Station I have had a pain in
my left hinch [1] since Sonday
morning I got up with it in
the morning, it is a getting
better I thing is will be well
in a fiew days. John I think
is a mending slowly he is able
to walk about, but he is not
able for duty. Matthw is well
we have not much news
her I her the cannons a roarin
yesterday down towards the Arli
-ngton Higths. there was
about one hondred rounds nothed I have[??]
General Jonston has mooved his
quarters from the Juction down
to Fairfax, the troups are a
mooving down towards the hights
I would not be surprised if
their was to be a before long
We received tose boxes a wek a go
yesterday. evry thing come safe accept the
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pickles they spoilt, We are very
much a blige to you for thos things
which you sent us, it is something
new for us to get a chang I think
it is good for our health the Doctor
rekomend a little brandy for John the Dr
says it will be good for his health
to use a little brandy James Hoby will start
in a fiew minuts. I have not
time to write much. I am well
at presemt. I hope thes fiew lines
will find you all enjoying the
same blessing nothing more at
preset yor Dear Sone
Daniel J. Hileman

Pleas write soon and excuse all
misstakes, Direct your letters to Fairfax
Station in care of Captain Letcher

  1. hinch = haunch?
September 17, 1861


Co. H, 27th Virginia Infantry
Residence (County): 
Rockbridge County, VA


Residence (County): 
Rockbridge County, VA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014

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