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Direct your letter thus AJ White Wilmington
North Carolina 30 Reg Ga vol Care Capt Maguirk

Camp [Cape?] nere Wilmington NC Jan 28 /62
Dear brother I seat my self
to write you a few lines this leaves me only tolerable well
hopeing it will find you well and all
the famly engoying good health
I have not got much to rite
that wold interaest you we are
here close to wilmington yet looking
for a fight ever day I dont see
much prosspects for a fight my self
the wether is powerful bad raining
at this and we have not but Six
Small tents to the Company and
over a hundered men our tents wont
hold but Six men So you se by
that a bout two thirds has to ly out
I have not sleept in a tent
but 3 nights in a bout 5 weeks
I was in hopes when we went
back to Savannah we would get
to stay thare but we only got to
Stay thare 3 days if we had stayed
thare I think I could have stood the
Camp lief the best kind but as cold
as it is here I think it will ware me out
[????] I [have?] to be expressed I Just [noe?] that it will
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and if I were out of the war I would
stay out of two if you do have to go in
to Service you [had?] better get you
a Sustitute if it cost you half what
you have got when you try it you
will think so two it is now raining
very hard ever thing I have got is wet
and there will be no other chance
only to take it on the wet ground to
night it is awful I dont see tha reson
that it dont kill all I think if eve
I get home I never will leave the
place a gane Elee Volentine got
of[f] the wreck [last?] 4 of the men
that was with him got drownded I am
powerful anccious to here from home
it has bin most a month since
I got one the last was the one Calup brough[t]
I got that Saturdy you ort to try and get
a Soon Start a farming for ever thing
you rase that is to eat will be powerful
high plant a heap of Potatoes if you was to
plant all that patch down below
the gin house it would pay powerful
well I think it would pay 3 times as much
in Sweet and Irash potatoes as any thing
else you could plant it in be sure and plant
them Fruit trees I want you Joe to do the best
you can to help margaret rais the childering if
I never come back I noe no more how long
we will stay here than you do I see in the papers
that tha are looking for a nother attack on Fredricks
burg if tha do I think we will go thare rite soon A.J. White

January 28, 1862


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


Brother of Andrew J. White


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
New Hanover


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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