Georgia Franklin County Dear Mr James [October 16, 1863]
Watkins I am permitted to write you a fue
lines informing you of my Condishion I am
at home with a Discharge I got home on the
4th of this month My health is bad and has
bin Sense the 27th of June though I have Saw a hard
time and a heap of traveling sense I got discharge
for General Disability the Chronic diarear for
near three months but it has stoped and I have
a Caugh and Misery in my breast and head and
Just weakly Rhoda is unwell verry unwell at
presant I left my regiment on James Island at
Charleston William P Payne well but I was all the
one that went to Pennsylvany but I was Sick and
riding in the ambelance waggon all the time the
Board meets to day and to morrow to examin the
men again I Just read your letter for Franky
was glad to hear from you and to hear you was well
Your people is all well at this time I tell you
that I have seen more tha I ever thought a
man could see the Pennsylvania trip made ameny
athing prezent its self to our eyes I saw many thing
that I could have done without seeing a plenty to
eat in that part good wheat good wheat Thare
Shore the best Country I ever saw a fat Country
I Choose Verginnia to soldir in in preferance to any
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to any of the western states from what I can
hear but I dont like the Island at Charleston
I have saw in a ward more than I
Can Write and tell Morgan and Posey to
to write the 16th of Oct 1863
William S Wite

I saw Franklin Guest on Yester[day] and he
said they ware well

October 16, 1863


Company D, 17 GA Infantry


Company E, 3 GA Cavalry (State Guards); Company F, 4 GA Militia


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