November 10th 1864
Savannah Georgia Camp Lauton
Dear Sister
after a long time I take my pen in hand to
inform you that I am in tolerable Good Health
and I hope that those welcome lines may find
you and all the rest of the Family well and
Getting a long Better than I can Say I am for I have
Ben sick about three weeks I aint drill none Since
I was taken But I am Going out to Mor row if nothing
happens more than common and My to drill
with our Boys I had to Stay the other day when
they whent to Port Royal because I was not able
to take the fetague But I will be reddy the next
time they are called out on a march I think
Sister I aint Got much importance to write
at this time more very dull times about hear
the people is moving rappidly down on the sea coste
and moving out of Savannah very much also the
women and children Expectin that Savannah
will be the next place taken or probly they May try
to take it I dont know how true they will Succeed in
it If they did Get Port Royal that is no sine they will
Gain the victory the Enemy had 35 or 40 fleets and
Soposed about 300 or more cannon and we only had
19 in all and if we had a plenty of amunition
is very douptfull weather they would of Got the forte
or not the Boys had dreadful dodgen from the
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cannon Balls and Boom shells was flying
all around them they was Severall Killed in the feild
But none in our Ridgements But there was wunded
of the Beary infrantrys company the worst lost
with us we lost very near all of our nap sacks
and Blanketts and coats but we Saved all of our
arms and Got Back Safe a Gain But we Expect
to be call of on a nother March Ever Day our officiers
Give orders not to leave the camps more than half
an hour at a time & we aint Drawen our money
yet and sister I cant tell you when Ever any
of us will come home for I will be thankfull
If we ever do Get Back A Gain & Sister I don’t
want you to Send nothing to us until we
write for it Give my Respects to all of my
inquiring Friends and you must write as Soon
as you can and tell all about my hogs and if
all of them is a live and tell me all the news
PS Furniaful and Jim Drawdy and Bill Southell
lost there Bayonetts and the Boys Run over
A J carswell and like to Broke his arm
when they was dodgin the Boomshells
So I Must close by Saying your Brother
until Death far well far well
David George

November 10, 1864


Brother of Furniaful and Fereba George
Company A, 29 GA Infantry


Sister of Furniaful George


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Camp Lawton


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Adam Lockwood
Transcription Date: 
June, 2011
Michael Ellis

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