Camp Davant Oct 9th 1863
My Dear wife
I am verry much disappoi
nted at not Receiving a letter from you
yesterday. you cant imagine how much
I want to Heare from home at all times.
You must write auften and let me
heare from you and my Darling children
I Have been quite unwell for 3 days
Passed with a verry severe coald and
Considerable feavor and feel verry unwell
t day. there is a great deel of Sickness in
our camp two numerous to name. I
am verry glad to inform you that
Sam is much better than he was he is
able to walk about the House a little
but is Quite week yet. Cornelious is
like my self quite unwell with coald
and feavor Dan and brother John
is well and Sends there love to you all
I Have so little beadding that I nearly
frease at nigh[t] and lay verry uncomfortable
I can scarcely sleep at all.
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I fare verry harde heare. I do cincerly
hope you and the children is all well
I Hird that Edward had run a nail
in his foot I do hope he is over it in
this time. when Ever any sutch a thing
happens again always poot a strong lye
Poltice on the place it is the best remedy
I Ever saw. I Hope Poor little Annale
is got well again. I wish I could cum
home a while and helpe you dig your
slips you must take especial care of
all the provisions you have got for as
to Buy any It is imposable to do It
at any Price out there in particular.
in fact it is a verry difficult matter
to get any any where. and by next June
if we live to See It I doubt if It hardely
can be had at any Price in the confederate
States I hope you may suckseed in getting
up Enough hogs to give you some bacon
you must fatten whay fiew you do get
on potatoes and not on corn.
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You must preserve your corne like It
was the apple of your Eye. if Salley could
Travle I would bring hir in the Regiment
and I would soon get hir fat and sell
hir at a Big Price. I was offerd one thousand
dollars for the mare I have heare. I Have
seed one sell day before yesterday for two
thousand dollars I never Saw sutch prices
for horses in my life. if Salley was fat she
would bring me 7 or 8 Hundred dollars like
a br[?]ase. if hir foot is not well yet you must
wash It with bloostone and wet it Every now
and then with syrup if you can get It.
boath is good. do write auften and let
me know how you all are and nely also
and how you are getting allong. we aint
Paid off yet but Expect it in a few days
I will try and send you a little altho I wont
have any to spare at this time than 20 Dollars
I am Pushed up for money. we Expect to move
in Savannah in a short time. there is
nothing interesting to Say to you as regards
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news at this time do Kiss all of my Dear
children for me tell them I want to
see them do bad I am albut crazy.
I am in quite a hurry so I will bid you
farewell for the presant.
beleave me my Dear I am
your affectionate husband
as Ever
E. D. Fennell
I never seed or
hird any thing of the
Socks as yet. do write
once a week any how if
not auftener.. we Had quite a large
Election heare day before yesterday
for govener congressmen & Representatives
I think Brown will be beat J L Johnston
was Elected for representative of
McIntosh Co. I Have not Hird
the result of the whole Election yet
but I Hope brown will be beeat.
moses and billy is quite well at presant

October 9, 1863


Company K, 5 GA Cavalry


Wife of Edward D. Fennell


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
January, 2013

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