Sept 12th 1862 Richmond Va
Genral Hospital no 21
Dear wife I rite you a few lines this
mornig to let you no how i am and
where I am I am Sick and in the
hopital in Richmond but I think I
am a little better this moning
than I have bin Since i got here
I am taking pills but I do not
no what Sort of pills they are
neither do I no what is the
matter with me I have a bad caugh
and cold and a bad tast in my
moth I do not think I have got
the feever I hve dirhera and
hase for the for the last three weeks
I left the Regiment the 5th and
got here [9?] where I left the regim
is a bout 100 and 60 miles from
here 6 of our compay is here with
me the Soldsers is Seeing hard
times old vollenteers doble as hard
as the ever did be fore March
ing without tents and a meare
nothing to eat they were not
getting half alowance when I
left to come back here [1]
[page 2]
I fare as well here as I cold expect
we get coffey for breakfast and Supper
and other vittls tolerabley plenty
father I expect to rite to you
in a week if I Stay here for
Some money and a box with Soop
in it If I cannot make any
other arrange ment for I am
barfooted when I left J W West
he was very porley Iam ot of
money and out of soop but
I have Some good friends here
I now close by Saying
I remain to you all
the Same as I always will
A D Mc Bride

  1. signed “A D McBride” at bottom of page
September 12, 1862


Company G, 48th NC Infantry


Andrew D. McBride's Wife


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General Hospital 21


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North Carolina
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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
March, 2009
Michael Ellis
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