Campt 2 Miles of Richmond va 1862
July 28th
Dear mother
I take the opptunity this
Evening to write you afew lines to
let you no how I am geting on Iam
not well at this time I am verry
Sick I have Just Came in off from
Picket and Iam not verry well But
it is my Desire that those few lines
may find you and the Chrildren all
well and Doing well. ma, I do long
to See the Day come when we will all
Bee to Gether again and Idont think
that Day is far off for I tell you that
this ware can not last much longer
the thing is coming to aclose as fast
as it can I wish I could tell you as
much about it as i no But I cant do
it. a little will do you as much good
as all So I will not Say any more
about it
mother I would like verry much
you would send me 1 pr of Socks
By L H Chambers if you can for
I have not got apr to Save my
life and I need them verry much
[page 2]
Ihave not got any nuse to write
to you that would interrest you
I Just thought that I would write you
afew lines to Keep you from thinking
hard of me you must write
to me as soon as you get this letter
and tell me all the Nuse it only
likes 2 days now of Being too months
Since I herd from you Pleas write
Soon tell Buck Howdy for me
and Kiss him Give my Respects
and well wishes to all, Enclude
youre Self
Direct youre leeter to Richmond
in Care of Captin R R Fudge Co K [1]

Write Soon

John.. A.. Everett

Dear ma
I have Just Recived youre leter
which came in George Bolans leter and
you can not tell how Satisfide I was to
here from you and to here that you was
all well But the Baby I was Sorry to
here that the Pore little babe was Sick
[page 3]
But I hope She will get well Soon
and have good health I had this letter all
redy rote ready to send it off But
I have Brokin it open and thought
that I would write you afew more
lines you said in youre letter that you
had herd through mr Rountree that
I was wounded so I was I got Shot through
the rite leg it is well now and I am
in camps again it was not averry
Bad wound But I hateded it to think
that them nasty good for nothing
yankies had shot me But I tell
you that I give it to them I Kild
three of them I no for I saw them
all fall you said in youre kind
letter that you wanted me to come
home I will come Just as Soon as I can
I think that after this fight is over
that we air Expecting now we air
making great Preparation for the hardest
Battle that Ever was fought
after it is over I think that I can
get of[f] iwant to come home to see
you all once more at least I hope
Sow I would like verry much to
Come home to see you all it has
Bin 13 months to aday since I Saw
you and it seams like it has
[page 4]
has Bin 3 years But I hope it will
not Bee long Before we all get
Back to our homes again ma you
said you wanted to no what
Become of Brother he is in
Camps and just as fat as he can
Bee I am not well my self [???]
has not Bin in some time Brother
sends his love to you and the children
ma I could of got [???] [????] [??]
home But I was not [??????] I did
Enough to go home you must
Rest Contented and Keep in good
hart and Pray for me well I
will have to Come to aclose
for it is most time for
Dress Parade write soon and often
give my Respects to all I will close
Good By
I remain youre Son un
till Death

John A. Everett

  1. Capt. George W. Wimberly died of disease in
  2. 11th Regiment Ga volunteers June and was replaced by Robert R. Fudge
July 28, 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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