Thunderbolt Battery May 6th/ 63
Mrs. Nancy J. Harden
My Dear companion! it gives me pleasure to Seat myself
to drop you a few lines which will inform you that
I am well as common this morning hoping these lines may
reach and find you all well and doing well. I have nothing
of importance to write you that will interest, you only we have
Stirring news from the fights up the Country, which is reported
here as brilliant Victories on our side. we also here that
Stone-Wall Jackson, got his arm shot off. if that be so it is
bad but no better worse for him thin a private.
All of our Brigade../but our Reg.t./ is now leaving for
Jackson..Miss.. I think they are going to get in to
business there very soon When they are all gone, there
Will not be more than 2 thousand troops here at Savannah
So if the yankees comes here then we will be in a bad fix
but I do not think they will come.
As soon as We get Strait, I think we will get fourloughs
to come home. I still think I will get home some time
in June. and mabe sooner.. there is nothing that would
give me more pleasure than to spend 10 or 12. days at home
or longer if I could get the chance.
We have not drawn any money yet, and they say we will not in
2 months longer if not I will not have money to bring me
home.. I want you to send me some by Powell Daniel if
he comes. if you do not get a chance sooner. I have refused
to take that Rice, because we have not drawn any money
I am saving some along which I will when I
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We have some rain here, and the air is rather
Cool here now. The weather is very changeble in dead.
One man got a furlough and has started home since
I commensed writing, he will be gone 10 days.
Mrs Spencer will start home on Saturday
and I will send this by her.
We have a heap of duty to do at this time and
some of it very heavy, we have to guard
the Batteris here, and picket on whit-marsh, Island
and on the river and at a salt works, and
throw up Brast works. they send one company
at a time to Whit-marsh and they stay a week
there and thin come home. Our Company will
be there next week I reccon
I told our officers that I had an interest
in 3.crops of wheat Pas the old man Seabs and
John Pats I think the chance is good for me to
come home I want you to kill a fried
chicken, put the big pot in the little one
and bile em, and make some soup and milk
the old hen and churn.. &c&c
you may guess that I am about out of
sorts. So I will stop until to
morrow, and then I will finish
May 8th/63 Dear Jane I will finish
to day riting I am verry sick this morning
I was taken yesterday evening with sickness
of the Stomache and I had some [????]
[last?] night and felt some what [better?]
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it this morning I will go to the Hospital
to day if I do not get Better, I am very
chill to day.. but I think I will get better
soon I am quite sick this morning
but I am able to write, I will write
again in a few days if I do not get better

I am well

May 6, 1863


Company C, 63 GA Infantry


Wife of William H. Harden


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Shiloh Peters
Transcription Date: 
March, 2012
Michael Ellis
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December, 2012

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