Camp 37th Geo Regt.
Near Dalton Geo Apr 16th /64
My Dear Sister Martha,
I have learned
you are grumbling Some at me for
not writing well I must confess
I am in Some degree guilty but
I now prommis to do better, & hope
you will look over the past.
I Sympathize with you in your
loneliness know you have trials
as well as thousands of others in
our land, but I feel proud
to know you beare it with patinc
you will reap your reward
in due season
I have nothing new to write
my health is still good, I am
very tired of this Soldier way
of living I have a great desire
once more too live in the Society
of women. & be at home peacefull
& quiet, two years seem allmost
like an age – my days at home
now Seem only as a dream
However I will try to endure
to the end with patience
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Martha you would hardly
know John now, he has fleshed
up so much, looks better than
I ever saw him,-
We are perfectly quiet here
now. no movements of any kind
but matters of this sort come
like thieves, in a time when
we least expect it.
I am more ancious I bilieve
than ever in my life to go home
but I fear I Shall not get
off soon.
Martha, I have one of the
pretties Smartests Sweettest & best
little Sweet hearts, down in old
Columbia you ever saw,
I hear from her by letter once
in awhile & you dont know
what a bright face I wear for
awhile, Oh that this hatefull
war would end. you must
write to me, give my love to
the children, tell Susan, I
learn she is allmost grown, & as
She will be fully grown by the
end of the war, I will pick a beau
out for her She may lookeout-
your affictionate Bro Hez

April 16, 1864


Brother-in-law of Martha McCorkle; Brother of John McCorkle
Company H, 37 GA Infantry


Wife of John McCorkle


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