camp near fredricks birg va
April the 25th 1863

Dear brother I seat my self this rany
morning to drop you A few lines
to let you no that I am in toler
able good helth at this time
I have A bad cole and sore throat
the boys has Jenerly got coles
in the regt I hope when this
comes to hand it may find
you all in good helth and
get ing A long well I received
your very affectionate letter
yester day and was glad to hear
from you and hear you all was
well and I was glad you had
good weather we have the worst
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weather hear A tall you Sed you
was going to make A crop to your
Self and had comments plowing
that day I think it would of
sooted better if you had A worked
with farthers hands I was glad
to hear my famaly was well and
was planting potatoes and I hope
you will all help her to make
her vegatables I was very sorrow
to hear of them cavelry being thru
eating out the country and they
aught to be drumed out if ever
one of them or A dezerter pesters
any thing of mine and I live to
get home he had better not cross
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my path if he dos his life is
in stake William I have no
nuse to write more than I have
rote before for they is nothing
new in camp times is peicible ‘
hear now and I think piece will
be bound to be made in A short
time for we have mighty near
eat out the yankeys on picket
the other day sed they understood
we had A new Jeneral over hear
Jenerel Starveation old Jo hooker
ses he only wants 4 weke to perish
us out now but we will tel him
A better tale than that soon as
the weather settles if he dont
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look Sharp we will hook him
you sed you and Shove had A
fly round with the girls the day
be fore I think hear is the place for
Shove to fly around my self Ples
Hutchison ses he would like to see
you and he ses if you want to take
A tramp with him to come down
hear for hear is the place to take it
Ples Ray sends his best respects to
you and ses he would be glad to be
there to help you out and help you
make your crop So I must come
to A close you must write
Soon and often and write all
the nuse So nothing more
only I remain yours &c
howdy to you all and far well
two James M. Amos

April 25, 1863


Company L, 21st NC Infantry


Son of Richard & Ann Amos


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
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