Camp near
pocatalgo state of SC
march the 6 1863
dier wife i take mi pen in
hand to let you now that i am
well hopen When these few linds
coms to hand may find you
all in good helth i resevd
too leters from you one that
hass [1] foth [2] and one that routh [3]
brout routh got to the compney 
last night i was glad to heare 
that you was all well but i wod
heap dryer see you den to see
A leter you wonted to now if
thear was eny sine of peas i
Can tel you that i dont see eny
sine of pease but i think that
the Cant hold long for rashens
is A giting mity skant i
think that dat will bring the
ware to A close but it dont look
like it wod stop in ten years the
way the er fixen we er digen
brest works ever day
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you can tel youer father that
i got his kind leter and was
glad to hear from him and hear
that the was all well tel him
that i wod like to see them all
he sade that he wanted me to
Come home and work in the
Shop i wod like to be dire i
wod druther work in the sop
day and night den to be
here dis is the hardes
way A living that i have
tride to liv yet i wod giv all
that i got if dis ware
wod stop i must fetch mi
linds to A close by asken
you all to rite as sune as
dis coms to hand Co i
remain youer husbon on tel deth
derect youer leters to Charldson
46 red NC trops
W P Cline to
Mary C Cline

  1. Pvt. John Martin Hass of Co. K
  2. “foth” = “fotch”?
  3. either Lt. Alexander Routh or Sgt. Levi Routh, both from Co. K
March 6, 1863


Company K, 46th NC Infantry


William P. Cline's Wife


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
"Camp near Pocotaligo"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Duane Gilson
Transcription Date: 
March, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
July, 2009

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