Camp young nere Savanah Jan 4th 1862
Dear wife I seat my Self this
morning to drop you a few lines to let
you noe where I am & how I am getting a
long this leaves me well hopeing it will
find you and the childring en Joying the
Same we have got back to the Same old
Camp wonce more and I am glad of
it we left wilmington Thursday morning
& got here this morning at 2 Oclock we was
a black & durty Set when we got back
had not changed close for 3 weeks to
day Since we left here I have Just
changed close & taken a wash and I
fell considerable better we stayed in
charlston a day as we come back I went
and taken a look at the notorious
Fort Sumpter & fort Moultrey Castle Pinkney &c
I feel to Sleepy and drousey to rite much
on last Sunday me and John Danforth
spent the afternoon in the Oak Dale
Cemitrey at Wilmington and I gathered a
hole lot of Ever Green berrys that I will
Send to you thare is Sum red berrys I dont
no the name of them but tha are the
pretteyest bushes I ever saw in my lief
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you plant them in sum place
where tha wont get destroyed
when we got orders to come back here
you never herd such hollering in your
lief tha all dreded to go to virginna
our things got as far as kings vill G A and
thar tha was turned back and I want
you to rite me what all tha was
in the box I dont expect we will
ever get all of our things you rote
to me you wanted me to rite you when
I would get to come home I cannot tell
but I dont think it will be befor next
Summer if then I think you mite come
and see me and I want you to come for
thare is no telling where we will be ordered
or when and if you ever expect to come
now is the time while we are here I noe
I never could want to see you any
worse than I do now I no it will cost
something But it may be if you dont
come and see me that you may
never See me a gane if you want
to come I gess Father wood come with you as he
has bin talking about comeing
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and if he dont come you can
come by your self the conducter
would see you Safe through
and I could meet you at the
car shed in Savanah if you conclude
to come you can rite to me what day you
will Start and then I would noe
when to meet you when you rite let
me noe if you think you will come
and when if I thought I would get
to come home soon I would not
want you to come but I dont think I will
before summer if then that is very uncertain
you do though as you pleas about it
if you come fix your arrangements to
stay a week or two Kiss little cisey for
me tell Budy and Zip I want to see
them verry bad rite me wether you
ever got that rice I sent or not I hav
not herd from you yett wethe you got it
or not my pants fits verry well tha are
a little to long but very little I must
come to a close so no more only remain
yours as ever A,J, White
rite Just as soon as you get

January 4, 1862


Company C, 30 GA Infantry ("Campbell Sharpshooters"); Bank's Partisan Rangers, 21 GA Cavalry [summer 1862 only]


Wife of Andrew J. White


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Young


To State: 
To County: 
To Note: 
Modern-day Fulton

Transcription/Proofing Info

Shiloh Peters
Transcription Date: 
July, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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