Oct the 3 1862
Dear Ma it is with
pleasure that I have this one more privlede
of riting to you to let you no that I
am well hoping these few lines ma
find you and the little childrin the
same I have nothing of importance
to rite only we are in camps again
and have got rested a little from the
4 weeks tramp that we have had after
the yanks I Just tell you we made
them git up and git I recon you
have heard of the battle of manasas and
the battle of harpers ferry I Just
tell you that was a site for any body
to see at manasas the yanks la so
thick that you could almost step from
one to another without s[t]eping on the
ground I tell you there was a many
ded yank there and run they run like
dogs and while they ware runing and
our men chargeing them I was detailed
to sta in rear of the regiment to tote
off the wonded and I got $20,00 out of
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a yanks pocket and a little union flag
that I sent home to hatty the money
would not pass here but I traded
off one ten dollar bill for nine dollars
the other ten I have got yet I want
you to rite to me how you are off for money
and some thing to eat whether you get
a plenty or not I ?> the boys
constant and if you are needing any money I will
try and make arrangements to send you some the
boys will draw in a short time and they
can spare you some I ?> [several words crossed through]
but I have bin trying to get
the chance to send mat some for the
last too months and have not sent
her none yet but the chance will be
good now for there will be some body
passing constant and if the boys has any
to send home they can do so I heard
from John yesterday he was well and
harty thomas is at the hospittle I never
heard how he was So I must
close pleas answer this as soon as
you get this for this is 5 letter
and I have received no answer yet
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Direct your letter to Richmond Va in
care of capt J..G..Brown 45th Ga Reg
Ga Vol give my love and respects to all enquirin
friends and receive a portion your
self tell buck and the baby houdy
for me tell him when I come I
am going to bring him a little yanky
hatchet then he can cut wood for mother
so I will close good by R. T. Chambers

October 3, 1862


Company H, 45 GA Infantry


Name Variant: 
"Dear Ma"
Mother of Ransom T. Chambers


From Note: 
Richmond, VA [?]


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011

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