Camps Near Richmond Va
March 10th 1865
Dear ma
as I have the chance of
geting a letter through to you
I thought that I would write a few
lines to in forme you that I am
well at this time and I hope this
may Reach and find you and the
Rest of the famiely the Same
I have no nuse worth youre attention
We are Seeing a mity hard time
this winter though the winter is
a bout Over now I am Dreading this
Springs campaign But thair is
no use in it I have got to take
it or Elce take Worse and I dont
feel like takeing any worse Our
Boys are Desserting verry fast
thair was 28 twenty Eight left my
Regt last knight and out of the
Brigade thair was 75 men left
I cant tell what is the cause of it
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Un less the men are geting
tired of Staying in the war it
is verry true we are not geting
much to Eate But that will Never
make me Desert I am as tired of
this war as any Boddy can be and
I tell you the fact if Everry man
in our Armey had as little use
for the yanks as I have they would
not any more of them Desert and
go to them if I am Spaird to
Survive this cruel war I Expect to
be in the Eleventh Ga Regt
untill it is disbanded then I can
face any man and Say to him
that Idid my Deuty while in the
Noble Armey of Northern Va and
if I were to Desert and lie out
of this Strugle as many are
doing I could not go any where
but what the Eys of man and
Woman would look at me
with Scorn and contempt
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what Satisfaction would my
life be to me why I could not
Enjoy my Self at all. So you never
Will hear of my Deserting Well as
the day is drawing to aclose I will
Bring my letter to aclose if you
can Send me too Shirts and
Some Socks I would be more than
glad to get them for I havent
any at all George Boaland has
got through and he Says that
he never Saw any thing of Brother
at all
Give my Respets to all
and Receved alarge Portion
For youre Self
Write Soon as
you can get a letter through

Nothing More at Preasent
I Still Remain yours as Ever
John A. Everett

March 10, 1865


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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