Camp near Fredericksburg
Dear Mit Feb the 8 1863
I received your kind
letter last evening and I was glad
to heare from you all and to heare
that you was well also this leaves
me well and harty and also I hope
it may find you all the same your
letter affoded me great pleasure to
read it for it seamed like that
I would never get another one
but I was sorry to heare that them
lowlife runaway Conscrips that has
ben such cowerdly rascals and then
to have the ensurance to come whare
you and Ma was when Pappy nor
Brother wasent at home I wish that
I could ove ben thare just to have
taken A stick and have worn
it out on thare heads if that
wouldnt do I give them some
lead and I want you and Ma
if they ever come thare again
to do your best in trying to kill
them fer they are worse than A
yankey and if they ever hurt Pappy
or Brother in hunting after them
I want my croud Sent after them
and I warrent that wee will bring
them or run them out of the neighbor
hood one well as they are not worth
writing A long letter about I will
stop so you said that you would
have my clothes dun the next weeak
and Pappy would come and bring
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them to me so if you write to
me what day that he expects
to get to the station I will try and
meet him thare if I posibly can
and I want you to send me something
good to eat and tell Hettie [1] that
She must send me something
good to and as she says my
fooller [2] will send her something
back as you said that you wished
that you could see me eatting butter
I love it very well and wishe that
I could get some every day to eat
Mr Stewart brought some out heare
when he came and it has just given
out you wrote that you had 15 hens
and A good meny eggs I wish that
I could attend to them for you and
Ma and I would take A great delight
in doing so well as for the news
thare is none sturring about hear
that would interrest you onely
that every person believes that peace
will be made soon I somewhat believe
it to for I see it in the papers
every day that some posions [3] of the
north are goind for peace and I hope
that the result will be peace
in A month or two So I must
bring my letter to A close for
the want of lines but I will state
that Allen Glasgo is very sick and
without good attention I think his case
is A dobutful one also Ellese Roberson
So I will close so says your Brother J F Coghill

  1. his niece, K. W. Coghill’s daughter, b. ca. 1860
  2. J. F. went my his middle name, Fuller
  3. posions = persons?
February 8, 1863


Company G, 23rd NC Infantry
Private to Corporal


Jonathan Fuller Coghill's Sister


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Cook
Transcription Date: 
May, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2011

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