[Haskins served as a private in Co. E, 38th Alabama Inf.
The Julie in the letter must be Patience Everett's sister.]

Spanish Fort Easton Shore, Ala

Mrs Patince Evret } Febuary the ,25, 6,5,
Dear friend I Seat my Self to address
you with afew lines wich will inform you
that I am well and I duo cincear hope and
trust to god that thoes lines may reach
and find you in the best of helth
It has bin along time sints I Saw you
but I hav not forgotten you yet I can
think back to past gon days and all most
Shed teers I Dreempt the other knight of
beeing at you old place and seeing you and
July and your mother the time past off
S[w]eet to me I would giv eney thing in this
world to See you and July I hav forgo[t]en
hoo She marrid or whare She lives I want
you to Show this to her I will tell you
off all the bad luck in our familey that
I no of our father and William and litle
July is ded william got kild at peters
Burg Evret wounded John taken Prisner
Isaac is at Richmond old Jim is at mobile
I havent thought of eney thing sints But
you Sints I dreamt of you the other knight
I Saw July Just as plain as I ever did in
my life I want to see you all very bad
but I cant tell whether I will ever or not
I hav bin in the sirvis 3 years I am in the
Medical department I could tell you lots
if I could See you I must close I want you
to write to me Direct your letters to D J
Haskins co E 38th Ala Mobile I hav
got 3 of the prettyst children you ever Saw
I havent seen them in 12 monthsI remain
your Loving friend till Death .D. J. Haskins
[page 2]
July I will write you afew
I dont want you to think hard of my
calling you July it Seams rite to me it
is a prety name and I think So mutch of
the one that has the name I can think
back and See the happy hours that we
hav Spent together and think if I hav
my time to gover [1] I wouldent lisen to eney
body if I had my time to pass over a
gain I would marry the girl that loves
untill this day you can gess how She is
I love her two hard to talk about I[t]
But you know who was the coss of hit [2]
I hav got a good wife but I think first
love is best I wish you ware a living out in
Alabama whare I could See you I dreamd
of seeing you the other knight I would giv
eney thing it was so I may Say Something
that will hert felings but I hope not I
am a telling of the truth I want you to
write to me let me no how you are a
giting along giv me all of the news I
hope I Shall See you again Sumetime come
out and liv near me I must close as I
dont no as you will ever git it I hope I will
hear from you soon giv my love to your
mother I remain as ever your Loving
friend till death
} D. J. Haskins

  1. gover = go over, live over
  2. cause of it
February 25, 1865


Family friend of Patience Everett
Compay E, 38 AL 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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