Camp Neare Dalton
Gea March 26th 1864
my Deare wife as I Cant get a leter from
you I will right a fwe lines my self as
I have rote too since I have had on from
you I have know nwse of mwch importan
to righ I am glad that i Can say to you
these lines leves me in good health beter than
I have had since I have bin
Camps and my Deare wife I do hope that
these lines will reach you in safty and find
you and the Deare children all well well mat
we have had a big snow up hear and the grandest
Snow battle that you ever heard of on Division
a ga the other first the victory on one side
and then the other well my Deare mat I
witnestd the exaqution of a man of owr
divison yeasterdy he was shot for deserton
it was a awful solom sight he was a
floridean and one of owr Compeny dide
with fever this weake his name was Cox he
was a good Soldir I hope to Shrowd him
he was sent home well mat a sick S[o]lder
se harde times as there is no acomodation
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Campes well mat times is harde hear
for somthing to eate we are living very harde
heare know it semes that Jass is onlwcky
a drawing a furlow I wish he Could draw as
we might get a little from home home Deare
mat how swet the sound well mat if Jass
gets a furlow you may expect to be trowble
a little for somthing to eate tell mary that
Jass is harter [1] than I ever Saw him and he is
fatning well mat tell the children all
howdy and give my love to mary and all
the children
and know my Deare wife trust
in our lorde and remember me in your prars
blieveing yow have aplase in my [??????]
that know person one arth has but yow
mat right often as you do know know
what apeasure it is to me to get a leter from
you know my Deare mat hoping that I have
a small plase in your afections I remain
your unchanged husband
John McCorkle

  1. harter = heartier
March 26, 1864


Company H, 37 GA Infantry


Wife of John McCorkle


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Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
April, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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