18th 1861
Manassas Junction August
Der Nancy I recievd your leter
yesterday morning and was glad to
lern that you was wel your leter
found me wel also. I got som leters
that you wrote to me when I was
at garysburge. I hav on hand four of
your leters which I expect to read
at lesure moments as it is the only
Comfort I hav. the times are very
calm here now ther is no talk of
a batle shortly we think that times
will soon begi to get beter for the
enemy has tasted the fruits of war
as wel as ous it seems a hororable
pil to either side but we can stand
it as long as they that they hav
found out it isent nesessary for
me to write anything a bout the
war for I dont know much to write
I was gld to lern that you hadent
gave me up yet and that rememberd
me in you prars for that is the most
good that you can do me now I also
remember you in the sam manner
and expect to as long life permits I
lernd that ant nancy was praying for
me constantly and I think that the
prars wil most assurdly be answerd
sooner or later that is my ernest request
is for you and everybody els to aid me
in that particular for that is the
moste good that any friend can do
me now
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you wrote somthing a bout hearing
Gannon preach saterday and sunday that
I thoght was at smith Grove you said
I ought hav beent there to iv herd
him I wish to the Lord I had iv been
there and herd him for I am
particular fond of listning at him
tel Jimey that Dr Wiseman ma hav
taken that box but he can notice when
passing Jim I knocked Ed turner
a few the other day for givin me
the dam ly Jim I would like
to get back in time for your shuck
in but I dont hardly think I wil
but I think maby I can com a bout
Christmas or a while after and
stay severel days and I gess I wil
ride a round with you double
quick Jim I would like for you
to write to me for I want to her from
you all and you litle gal you must
havme a leter wrote or I wil get
after you these few lines to
James Williams by H. H. Hanes

the rest to you Nancy by the same
write to me as soon as you can
for I am anxious to here from
you and whe you see John Hanes
tel him I wont him to get Charles
Sparkes to write me a leter if they
ever entend to H H Hanes
to Miss Nancy Williams

August 18, 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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