Sept the 4th 1864 Dear Husband
I write this evening to inform
you that we are all in usual health
and hope this may find you well and
doing well I Recd your letter on Sun
day I was glad to hear from you again
and to hear you was well we Recd
a letter from Jesse to day of 28th Aug
he was well they have been in another
fight lost 104 killed and wounded
in the Regt 10 wounded in the Co
one has Since died T Frank is not
well yet but is with the Co
I hant got the grass quite all cut yet
it is a bad time to make hay this week
it is cool and cloudy and has rained
Some we hant done sowing oats yet we
plowed the rocky field and the patch at
meadow we hant begun the Surratt field yet
we thought you would get home to sow
them it is nice plow weather now So
I think it wont do to wate any longer
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I have no news of importance to writ
so I will Say a little more about the boys
at Petersburg from Sunday 21 they the
Yanks around the railrode near Petersburg
but did not succeed much took one
line of works so we left them came
out after night rested monday tuesday
wednesday started went round some
15 miles thursday afternoon went
in to them near Reams Station Gen
Heath had taken ours and Mc rays
Brigads as they are the tar heels they
were the first to take the works
took 2 lines & the railrode took many more
prisoners than our number was did
not pretend to send guard with them
just sent them back so I had went on
picket on the flank and had no orders
to advance so I did not go in the charge
this is given as it was Recd we have nice
corn but dont know what to do with it
Jesse Hedrick is not at home so there is no chance
to have it worked ther So I close hopeing to see
you Soon Susanna Frank to Alex Frank
write again if you dont get home

September 4, 1864


Alexander Frank's wife


David Headrick's brother; Jesse M. Frank's Father

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jessica Sneeringer
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2011

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