Manassas Virginia July, 31 1861

D Nancy Williams I am glad that I
a gain hav the privelig of writeing
to you and I am sure you wil bee
glad to here from me a gain I hav
no dobt you thought that you woul
dent here from me a gain but as
providence has spard me to you a
gain I ought to feel and do feel thank
ful and I think you do to Nancy I
haven much to write it is true I hav
seen a great deal but I dont think
it is nesessary to write any thing a
bout it for it has been bublished
so if you wish to know you can ask
nathon to red his leter and you
can know somthinh a bout it
I am well at this time and I think
when thes lines reache you they wil
find you egoying the same we are
at the place where the great batl was
fought a bout six hundred miles
from home but we dont know
when we wil hav to go fother maby
not atal I hope not So I drop that
and write somthing els I stil hav
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a hope of geting back home
a gain for I that provdence with me
and if it is I thint that I can get back
I am not goin to write much for
I havent the chace but I wil a gain
when I get the chance I wil not
ask you to write to me for I wouldent
get them for I havent got but but one
cence I left the first time I stil
hav the sames notion that I eveve
had and wil untel deth tel James
when I get back if ever I will do
him a many a faver for what he
has don for me tel him houdy
for me giv my respects and friend
ship to al your folkes and al my
friends my lov to to you untel
deth I wil writ to you a gain
as soon as I can yours cirten if
life lastes H. H. Hanes to Nancy

July 31, 1861


Company G, 4th NC Infantry


Harrison Hanes's wife


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Prince William


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Antonina Paver
Transcription Date: 
April, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2009

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