Centerville November 9th 1861

Dear Mother
I Seat my Self this Evening to Drop
you afew lines to let you know that
we air all well at this time hoping
those few lines may find you and
the Rest of the family the Same
I have not got any Nuse to write
to you Only we will go into winter
quarters in the Corse of too or three weeks
we See fine times up here when it
is raining it Comes rite throu our
tents I went out on picket this
week isaw fine times on picket
I went to ahouse out thair went in
an sit down and Paid 50 cts to Get
my dinner I felt all most like
iwas at home it is the first time
ihave sit down to atable since
ileft atlanta I had for my Diner
Baked tirkey meet an greens muton
an Beef Potatos and Good Corne Bread
it went fine I saw some Pirty young
ladies out thair iwill have to get
mared Before igo home thair is some
mity Pirty ladies up here when we go
home we will have to Setle up our
Buisness and then Buy some land up
here this is the greatst Place up here
to rase chickins you Ever saw in
youre life an Ducks we Press [1] som
of them some times
[page 2]
I Prest afew pig the other Day in to
sirvis ihad Eat Beef untill iwas most
Dead I Skind him and Driw up the
lard on Sunday ionly got 14 Pounds
Of lard it was nice we had Crack
len Bread then Back Bones an Spair ribs
We lived fine as long as the pig
Tell Buck howdy for me tell
him that ithink of him Evary day tell him
iwish icould see him it seames like
it has Bin along time since isaw him
dont let him forget me Kiss him
for me tell all the folks howdy for
me give them my Best respects and
Charge it to me
you must write
as Soon as you get my leter write
me how my litle goat is geting on
Keep them fat an saucy till we
Come home we will Come home this
Winter on afurlow it will Bee Joufuly
times when we all get home
Good By
untill next time write as Soon as
you get this and tell me all the
Direct youre leter to
Manassas Junction Va
in the Care of Captin G. W. Wimberly
11th Reg ga vol
Company K
John. A. Everett

  1. press = take, confiscate
November 9, 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


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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