Fennell4

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Camp walton S. C
My Dear wife January 14th 1864
your verry kind letter
of the 2nd January Just came to
Hand in which I was truly
glad to lerne by it that you
and the children was all well
also your father. thank god I am
Quite well at this time. I was
verry uneasy about you all
until I got your letter you
must write auften and let me
know how you are and how
you are getting allong and all
the news. I am Sorry to Say to
you that I was beet in the
Election but it was all owing
to some rascalety of Some
One in the County telling Some
lie was the cause of it. if
I Had ony of got 25 voats
in the county I would of been
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Elected for I got 36 in the
company but I am well
aware there was Some fowl
play in the county Some where
in the lower part of the county
I never got a voat. as well
as I can finde out your
father voated against me if
he attended the Election.
But never minde I Hope
I may yet See the day that I
will be able to get out of this
missorable ware yet and if
I do I will remember Some of
my good frends in the county
my Dear wife you must not
[?]et for me and try to get
allong the best you can for I
Hope it may please god for
me to get out of the war
Some of these days
[page 3]
and then we can rejoice
togather again. try and
rase all the hogs you can
for one hog here Brings 100
Dollars to 200 Hundred poark
Sells for 1.25 per pound
and cant be had at that
corn grits at 25 dollars per
bushel. I cant see any thing
but Starvation for the country
you must buy all the rice you
can and plant all you can
or you will Starve for in six
months Hence you woant be
able to buy and corne or meet
at any price Oh How it
greaves me to think about
my poor little children at
Home and I heare not able
to provide Bread for them
I am glad that you have
got sutch a nice fence
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and hope that you may
be able to plant something
with Safety in it.
Kiss all the children for me
and tell them I Hope to get
a furlough and cum to see
them in the coarse of a month
from now if nothing Happens.
Capt Hopkins Has got out and
I Hope atwood will be a little
more generous to me and give
me a furlough for capt Hopkins
would five all the Single men
in camps a furlough before he
would give one to a maried
man charley walker is now
at Home on 15 days furlough
and I could not get one on
any terms. tell nely a heape of
Houdys for me. Brother
John and your Brothers Joins
me in my love to you all
your affectionate
Husband E D Fennell

Date: 
January 14, 1864

Author(s)

Unit: 
Company K, 5 GA Cavalry
Rank: 
Sergeant

Recipient(s)

Other: 
Wife of Edward D. Fennell

From

From State: 
South Carolina
From Note: 
"Camp Walton"

To

To State: 
Georgia
To County: 
Mcintosh

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
January, 2013
Proof Date: 

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