Camp 23 Regament Tennessee vol at
Corinth Mississippi Apr the 25th 1862

Miss S J Honnoll
Dear an affectionate Cousin I now avail
my self of the presant opportunity of writing you
a fiew lines in answer to yours which was gladly
received a fiew days back yet I have nothing of any
importance to write you and the Reasion of my Delay
was waiting fore something of some importance yet it
seames like the longer I wate the less I have to write
since I Receavd your letter I have had the pleasure of
seeing your Brothers. Jerry and your Father and I can can
Say of a truth that I have neaver ben pleased nor neaver
spent a hapier hour since I left you fore all was trouble
when I got home for brother Samuel was no more he was
like a twin or Double Brother to mee I then volinteered &
my younger Brother went withe me he is now in the
General Hospial Badly wounded but I think he will
git well but it will bee some time first and then
I do not think that he will Eaver be fit fore a solger a
gain my other messmate peter Day was Kild my self Ezekel
and Day have staid with Lieut May all the time since
we came in to Camps now they are all gon but Lt May
and he is promoted to Capt I yet stay with may and will
still stay till the Expiration of my thim [1] (should I live)
which will be on the 24th Day of June next as to what I
will do then I do not no if I stay there any longer I will
go and stay with Billy and Hugh I have not seen them
since they left this place but they are a bout 20 miles
north of hear on the Mobile an Ohio Rail Road Rumor
is that they was fighting at Montera [2] which is some 7 or
8 miles East of ther Camp but I think if this is so
it is only scearmishing as I have heard no Cannonding to day
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Jery is Camped in a bout a half a mile of me
we get to see Each other nearly Every Day which is
a sorce of greate pleasure to me he is well R. H.
Johnston and Calvin Horn are with him and are
well with acception of Bob has the mumps thou he is
getting well verry fast I heard from Cousin Mary &
Matty and Ann Father Came down landed hear
on the 24th of this instance he said they was all
well he will stay hear fore some 3 or 4 week or untill
Brother Ezekel gets so he can be mooved I will now tell
you how he got threw the Northern Pickets this he done
by procurring a sack of corn and telling them that he
was going to Mill this seamed to satisfy them so they
did not pester him as I am now giting Tyard I will
not warry your patience any more with noncence give my
to all imquireing friends and Remember me to Aunt Jain
so fare well Dear friend Daniel Lindsey Kelly

P.S. Direct your letters to Company C 23 Regt
Tennessee (vol) our letter having Ben changed scence
the Late Battle on the account Loosing our Captin and
our Captin at the present has too young a Commission
to hold the position of Campany B Respectfully

Yours again

Daniel L. Kelly

  1. thim = time
  2. Monterrey, TN
April 25, 1862


Co. B, 23rd Tennessee Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lawrence County, TN


Residence (County): 
Monroe County, MS


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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