July 24
maneses Junction 1861
Dear ma
it is now time for me to
rite you afew lines to let
you now that we air all
well at preasent hoping
those fiew lines may find
you all in good health
Father Said that he would
have rote to you before
now But we have bin
marching about from place
to place we have march
about 50 miles night
and day we aire here wher
we cant get any thing
to eat we had to make
a force march in the night
and we had to wade
ariver 150 yds wide
[page 2]
we had afight last
Sunday [1] and we fought all
day we kild 5 five hundred
of the yankes and Took about
Six or 7 hundred prisners
we kild oald Scot and
took his carege the
yankes has about give
up the Fight and if that
is Sow we will be at
home in about amonth
i think that we will
have 1 more fight in the
Corse of 4 or 5 days and
then the thing will be
Setled when we leave
her we will go to washington
City the Batle Cant
last much longere for
the yankes air ding [2] up
When we get to a place
where we can mail the
[page 3]
leters we will rite to you
more you must not think
hard of us for not riting
to you be fore now Pleas
Send us something to eat
and Send it to winchester
in Care if Capt George
Wimberly 11 Regement
Houston Volenters Send it
as Soon as you Can tell
Buck [3] howdy for me you 
will find 10 cts in her[e] 
for him Give my love
to all Except a potion for
youre Self rite Soon

John A Everett

  1. 1st Bull Run, fought July 21
  2. ding = dying
  3. Buck is the nickname of his young brother, Ezekiel
July 24, 1861


Son of Jesse H. Patience Everett; Brother of Thomas H. Everett
Company K, 11 GA Infantry


Wife of Jesse H. Everett; Mother of John A. and Thomas H. Everett


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Prince William


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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