Richmond va May 30th 1862

Dear mother
Itake my pen in hand this
morning for the Purpose of writing you afew
lines to informe you that I am Well and in
verry Good health and I hope when you get
this letter it may find you the same I have
not got any nuse to write to you that would
interrest you Only we air all rite for the
Yankies Our Regiment wants to get into
afight mity Bad we have Bin in to alitle
fight and I tell you the truth it makes
aman feel all over to Bee Drawn up in line
of Battle Expecting to fight Every minute
I no it Dont make me feel the Best in
the world we air in line of Battle now
the yankies is in three hundred yards of us
we may have to go into it this Evening But
I hope not the Canon is Shooting now verry
faste Well I want to know what is the
matter with you that you Do not write
to me I have wrote to you 5 or six times since
we left Orange Cort House and I have not
herd aword from you since we left and
I want to get afew more lines from you
Before I die I think verry hard of you
for not writing to me it is not any Pleasure
to me to write you letters and never get
any ancers from you I want to know
if you have not got any paper and ink
you have no idie how glad it would
make me feel if I could Just get aletter
from you Once more all the way I here
from you is from george Bolin, I think
that I will Bee able to send you some
money Before much longer, about 30 dollars
I think I can send and Brother Says he
will Send you some 20 or 30 Dollars I would
like mity well to see you it has
Bin Eleven months yesterday Since
we Shook hands it may Bee the last time
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But I hope not I hope that we will meet
some time Before long But times Dont look
that way now you have no idie what
hard times we Do See we have not Bin
in a tent Since march and it Rans here
Every day verry near and we have not
got But one Blanket we lost Every thing
we had all of our clothing was lost I have
not got But one shirt and one pr of Pants
we have mity hard times the ware is
mity hard to live But it has made
aman of me I weigh 170 lbs now I never
was in as good health Before in my
life Will wil have to come to aclose
for I have not got time to write any
more I want you to write to me as soone
as you get this letter and tell me all the
nuse tell me how the Conscript has had
Effect in Haynevill tell Buck Howdy for
me and give him my love write
soon Direct your letter to Richmond va
in care of Captin G. W. Wimberly Co K
11th Regiment ga volinteerse
Good By
John A. Everett

May 30, 1862


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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