Hawkins6

Transcription: 

Camp 46th Ga Vols
July 23rd 1864
My dears Sister
I address you
a few lines today to inform
you that we have passed through
annother battle yesterday and
came out victorious though at
a great cost to us in men
General Walker was killed early [1]
in the action General Gist wounded
and the Sadest to you of all
the tidings I Send you Brother
Tillman fell dangerously
Wounded and so near the enem
ies lines that he fell in the
hands of them the reason why
we left him we were ordered
to move to our left Just as
he fell and it was a matter of
impossibility to bring him off
as the enemy were pressing us
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heavily Just at that point of the
line that he fell at and but
one of our company Saw him
when he received his wound
I hope you will bear and
Sustain yourself under this
Sad misfortune the best you
possibly can under the circumst
ances he was well beliked by
all of our company and [????]
in Saying our country has lost
one of her bravest Sons when
Tillman Hawkins fell we
captured a great many prisoners
and cannons and other things
too tedious to be mentioned
I had like to have forgotten
to Say where he wounded the
ball entered his right
hip near the Joint I must come
to a close yours truly William Hawkins

Footnotes: 
  1. General William Henry Talbot Walker (November 26, 1816 – July 22, 1864).
Date: 
July 23, 1864

Author(s)

Other: 
Brother of E. T. D. Hawkins
Unit: 
Company I, 46 GA Infantry
Rank: 
Private

Recipient(s)

Other: 
Wife of E. T. D. Hawkins

From

From State: 
Georgia
From Note: 
Camp 46 Georgia Volunteers

To

To State: 
Georgia
To County: 
Talbot

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012
Proof Date: 

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