Camp Young nere Savannah Nov 19 1862

Dear wief I Seat my Self
this morning to drop you a few
lines I am not very well at this time
hopeing these lines will find you
and the childering well I am not
dangersously Sick a nuff to not be
able for duty to day thare has bin
a hevey cannonaiding going on in
the direction of Beaulieu eversince
day light this morning it has
bin a powerful fight Shore
we dont no who is getting the
best of it after Studeying on [it] I dont
think it would be Safe for you
to come here now for I think
we will have powerful fighting
here Soon I would like powerful
well to See you but not bad a
nuff for you to run the risk
of getting kill killed the fight
mite come on when you was
here you must rite soon
Kiss all the childering tell them Papa
wants to See them very bad So
I must close I remain yours as
Affectionet husband untel death
A,J, White
I will rite a gane to morrow
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2 Oclock that fireing was at
Genises point the fireing ceast
a bout 12 Oclock I have not heard
the result I noe one thing thare
was the most [of?]
the Bigest Guns that I ever heard in
my lief Shore I feel a goodeal
better this Eavning thare is a goodeal
of Sickness in Camps at this time
Jim Relerford and Matt lipscomb
are both sick I would like you
would send me Sum peas what
pees get here we have to pay 25 cts a quart
potatoes have fell get plenty 150 cts a
Bushell Buter would sell here like hot
cakes at One dollar a pound Eggs 75 cts a dosen
chickens 100 a peace for the last 2 months
I never hav had better health in my lief
with the Exception of the last two days
and I way more now than I ever
did in my lief I way 197 pounds
I think If I had have had not to went of picket
last in the rain (it rained all & night)
I would have reached 200 pound in a
Short time Since I have bin riting that
fireing has commenced a gane the cannons
are fireing as fast now as I rite a word
I must close so no more only
remain yours as ever
A.J. White

November 19, 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 Hardee


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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