Camps Near Richmond Va
November 6th 1864
Dear ma
I take my pen in hand this
beutiful Sabath for the purpose
of ancering youre most kind
and affectionate letter that
came to me on the 4th inst
I was more than Glad to hear
from you, youre letter found me
in the best of Health and I hope
this will find you and the
children all in Good Health for
nothing affords me more Pleasure
than to hear that you air all
Well ma, you have no idier
how Glad I Was to hear from
you Just after a hard Fight
to hear from Home and to hear
that all was well
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you must Excuse me for not
ancering youre letter Sooner than
this for I was on Picket at the
time the letter came and
I was not Relived untill this
morning and I am verry Sleepy
at the Preasent time I am verry
Sorry to Hear of So much Sickness
in the Settlement but It cant
bee hope [1] Some buddy has got
to bee Sick but I hope thair
will bee no more Sickness
thair Some Well ma, I have no
nuse of importance to write
to you at this time Only War
nuse and but mity little of that
we all had another Fight the
other day and we got Every thing
that we wanted I rote to you all
about the fight
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Well ma you Said in youre
letter that you was going to
Send me apair of Gloves by
the first chance I would bee
more than Glad to get them
for Iam wanting them mity
bad, you all So Stated that you
wanted to no if I was wanting
any more cloths I want another
Shirt if you can Send me
One I Would bee more than gald
to get them, well ma I Will
have to bring my letter to aclose
for it is Dinner time tell
alley that I Say She cant talk
yet, She nose nothing about
the yanks, Give the children my
love and Recve the Same for youre Self
Write as Son as you get this
[page 4]
and tell me all the Nuse
I Will try and get afurlough
this Winter and come Home
I dont Want to Run awy and
I am not Going to do it if
I Cant Come Home like a white
Man I Will not come at all,
Write Soon and often as
you can,
direct to Richmond Va
In Care of Capt J. P Belvin
Good By till I hear from
you again

J. a. Everett

  1. hope = helped
November 6, 1864


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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