Forte Anderson N C
Feb the 15 th 1864
Mrs Susan Barnhill Dear Mother
it is with greate pleasure that I seat my self to
drope you a few lines in answer to your very kind
letter which caim to hand yeasturday and I was
glad to hear from you and to hear that you was
well and I cincearly hope thes few lines will
Reach you in dew time and find you in as good
helth as thay leave me Mother I have nothing
of any importance to write to you more than I have
moove a gain I am a staying at Forte Anderson
I caim to this plaice last Friday I dont know
how long I will stay hear thay sead when thay
sent us hear it was for 14 days thir is a
detachment of 15 of us sent hear as a guarde
and a Lt Lt Roberson is hear with me
and wee have a fine time wee have first
Rate quarters to stay in and nothing to
do only to go on guard once a week I wish that
wee could stay hear all the tim and have the
saim Lt to stay with me he is one of the
best men I ever saw in my life wee do just as
wee pleas all the time I am sadisfide to stay
hear with him until the war is over Turn
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Well Mother you said that you was affraid
that I was on sufferance when I writen hom
for somthing to eate you kneed not oneas
yourself a bout that for I get a plenty to
eate all the time I get moore meate and
Biscuit than twou sutch as me could eate all
that I wanted with the meal was to make a
chaing of diet and as luck would have it the
day I writen home the old man Mott caim
down and Brot a bushel of meal and I
have bin all Rite ever sence well Mother
if you have any Potatoes and you can see anay chance
to send me any I would like to have them but dont
put your self to any trubel a bout it for I
get a plenty and I had Rathe you would not
disfurnish your self thay ar bound to feed
me and I cant be thir to do nothing for you
I will stope for this time By saying give my love
and Best Respects to all the Rest of the famely and reserve
the greater porshan for your self nothing moore only
I Remain your affectionate son until death D.R. Barnhill
write as soon as you get this fail not D.R.B.
Mrs. susan Barnhill

February 15, 1864


Company H, 2nd NC Artillery


Duncan R. Barnhill's Mother
Duncan R. Barnhill's Brother


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
"Fort Anderson"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010

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