August the 17 1864

Diere wife and famelley I a gain
take the pleasure of droping you a few
lines to let you no that I am well at
this time an doo hope these few lines
may come safe to youre hand an find
you well an dooing well I have no
nuse to right at this more thun to let
you no where I am an what I am dooing
I am on picket some nine miles from
petersburg an have bin ever since
Sunday there is a bout hafe ov oure
ridgment gone over james River an
I have herd they have had a fite
tho I cant tel I dont git mutch
[???] I have not herd from you yet
tho I did not exspect to here soon
when I left tho right ofton if I
dont tho I will if I can an give me
all of the nuse you have a bout
youre conscern an how the ceason
has bin there we have had two
good raines this weeke here the dust
is lade now
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diere wife direct youre letters
the first NC Cavlary in ceare
of capt Barer Co I Barring brigade
direct them to Richmond all the
time an this they will come to mee tel
the old lady that I will right
to her soon if my detaile comes
scend it to me as soon as you can
you must all doo the best you can
an not greave too mutch a bout me
an I will try to doo the same tel all
of the children howdy fore me
tel them to respect everry boddy
an tel them to lerne there book[?]
tel Z D to right to me how the mule
is a gitting a long an all of the stock
I must come to a cloes by saying
that I remaine youre loving husban[?]
tel deth A, S, Harrill
to Hannah Harrill

August 17, 1864


Company I, 1st NC Cavalry



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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
January, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2008

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