Head Quarters
Richmond virginia
August the 3rd 1861
Dear Sis I recieved yore letter
last night night Sunday night and
it was the first writeing you
ever done that I was glad to
See I am enjoy ing good helth
an hope that thies few lines
will find you the same I am
Siting in my writeing an
the boys has got up a contilion
in the Streete I have rote to
Sevrel and I never got an an
cer un til Sunday night and
I was glad to hear from hom
you must write to me Soon
a gain an write to me a bout
Evry thing that can be none [1]
or mention an leav no
moore blank paper on your
[page 2]
Sue pay my respects to all
who told you to pay thairs to me
Dear and yore letter was joy
an James recieved one the next
night of Sadness the news
was uncle ben was dead
and I no it was hard for me
and J to part with mother and
I Suppose it was harder
for uncle ben to part in
the way he did but you must
chair her up you father and
all my brothers and ask her
which She had rother See her
Sones fill a waryer grave or [2]
uncle ben fill a drunkard
grave the gun manufacortory
was burnt last Sunday
night last night thair was
a yankee balloon come in two
miles of us we air going away
from hear shortly tel the
boys they must Send Some
[page 3]
word to me tel me how much
fodder they Saved and how much
cotton they hav Saved an tel
father an Mother they must
write to me I cannot write
of ten for my chance is bad
I wood write moore if I could
you all hav a [toylet?] time paper
pen an ink and if you
Think proper tel Miss
E F E I want to Se her
to rub my burde on her
face you ort to be hear to
Se the grave yard an See the
Memory of our fore fathers
at this time C. Modesett Stept [3]
in an Said tel her I am
living an lives he [??]
as well as you now I must
close as it is most time
to beat to tattoo
[page 4]
Write to me Soon
as you can tel father
he must th[?] post aufice
of tener

Respecfully yours
B L Mobley

  1. none = known
  2. warrior grave
  3. Cpl. Charles Modesett of Co. H
August 3, 1861


Brother of James M. Mobley
Company E, Cobb's GA Legion


Sister of James M. and Benjamin L. Mobley


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Rebekah Fitzgerald
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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