Camp 23rd . N.C Troops
Orange C..H. V.A
Sept. the 4. 1863
Dear Mit
as Mr. Davis are going to start
home this morning I concluded to write you A few
lines to let you know that I am well and harty
Brother received your letter last evening that
you wrote on the 1st and its contents was read
with great delight. I was proud to heare that
pappy has arrived home safte for I was very
uneasy about him fearful that he would have
another spell of sickness. but I am inhopse that these
few lines may find you all well, thare are nothing
that I can communicate to you this morning of
interest thare are no news sturing that is financial
reports are circulating through the army that wee
are going to tenessee to reinforce Gen.. Bragg..
but I dont suppose that the news are official nor
correct, tharefore I sonsider that it is useless for
to write eny more about it.
well Mit. I am proud to heare that great revivals
are going on in granville [1] .also. in the state of
north Carolina I am in hopse that you all weill
have A good meeting at the School house I would
be more than glad to enjoy the meeting with you all
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I must tell you that thare are A revivial going
on heare amongst our Soldiers A good meny
have ben converted the meeting are still
going on and I hope that it will continue
on untill the last one shall profess Religion
then I shall think that this cruel war will
come to A close.
So I had as well bring my short letter to
A close give my best respects to all of my
kindred so write soon and often nothing
more but remaining your affectionate Brother
J. F. Coghill
A. E. Coghill

  1. Granville County, NC
September 4, 1863


Company G, 23rd NC Infantry
Private to Corporal


Jonathan Fuller Coghill's Sister


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
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Michael Ellis
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