this is the second letter in Mar

March the 10 th 1863 Dear
Wife I take my pen in hand to
rite you a few lines to let you
know that I am well at pesant
and I hope that this will come
to hand in due time and find
you and little Willie both well
I have nothing of importance to
rite to you more than I would like
to be at home a while with you
all I could tell you a heep
more than I could rite in one
long month O how I would
like to see you and be with you
and my Sweet Willie that
Sweet little boy but I know
there is no chance and for that
reason as the saying is I grin
and endure and hope the
day will come when I shal
be at home with my Dear
ones one time more = turn over
[page 2]
Jess is well henry is mending
Bill is gone to Withville
frank is well and he says if
ever he gets to go home the mar
ried men shal not have the
advntage of him in getting
furloughs dont you recollect
who I Said I thought he would
marry you see if it is not so
we have had 24 Snows this winter
we are ordered to Murtheys bur [Murfreesboro]
rough tennesee and they say
that we will Start the 13 of
this month the men all are in
fine Spirits and glad to get
away from here we will go to
Withville and there take the cars
and from there to Nox
ville and from there to chatanoo
ga and from there to Murpheysbur
rough and where next I dont
know = so turn over and see what is next
[page 3]
March the 11th 1863
Sence I commence riteing it has
clouded up and Snowed whitch
makes 25 snows that lay on the
ground this winter be sides
the little ones that never lay on
ground at tall
since I commence this letter the
things you sent has come the
peas was good the meat the lean
was good the eggs was spoilt the
chickens was spoilt the sasage
was good the tallow was good
the fruit was good the socks was all rite
and the letter never came
I want you to rite to me as soon
as you can and direct your
letters to the same place as
before I want you to take
good cear of your self and not
expose your self and reccollect
my little Willie = so turn over
[page 2]
I am out of any thing to rite
and it is geting late
so I will quit for this
they have got paid us off

March 10, 1863


Company B, 9 GA Infantry


Wife of James A. McMurtrey


From Note: 
N/A [Jeffersonville, VA]


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Melody Hargiss
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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