Camp Near Fredricks burg Va March
the 2nd 1863
Dear Sister it is with pleasure that
I am blessed with another with an
opportunity of droping you a few
lins in anser your letter of the 21st
instant whitch has just come to
hand I have Just got thru reading
the Contents of it your letter
found me in the injoyment of
good helth and I hope these lines
may Spedeley reach you and find
in and your dear little babe injoying
the same grate blessing I have no
interresting nuse to rite you the
boyes from our amediate Settlement
ar all in good helth that is in camps
Robirt Baker and Harod Hartley [1]
have both bin Sent to Richmond
to the Hospittle we have not heard
from them Since they left hear though
I am in hops that they are both doing
verry well I recived a letter frome
brother James this evning turn over
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My dear Sister you Stated in
your letter that you was in
hops that brother Highram was in
a better world than this I Sinceriedly
hope that he is for I think that he
Came nearer liking the life of a
Christian than a great men others
do ho ar Strict professers of relegion
Brother Highram lived Sober and
Steady while he was with us in
camps I never heard him make use
of eny bad language while he was
with us and he all ways shuned
bad compeny he had Strong
hops of gitting home be fore he was
taken Sick I am in hops that he
is in a better world than this for
this has become to be a troblesome world
to live in I Sent you his pocket
Book with .39. dollars in it by Mr
william Sropshier Give my
uncle Blackmon and Family I must
Close nothing more only I remain your
affectt<??>ate Brother untell deth J T Dpeir
rite soon and fail not

  1. Robert Baker and Herod C. Hartley of Co. C
March 2, 1863


Brother of Elizabeth F. Thornton
Company C, 53 GA Infantry


Wife of Hiram H. Thornton


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012
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