St. Charles Hospital
Richmond va Dec 18th /61
Dear father I take the opportunity
of writing you a fiew lines to inform
you that I am well and hoping if
theas fiew lines come to hand
they may find you enjoying
good health I had a rite Sevear
attact of the Pneumonia but
it did not last long not more
than a week I am at the hospital
yet. Thier has a great many wounded
came in every bead is filled
with wounded and sick Dick Graham
has his left little finger off
Shinn was shot Slightley in
the back part of the Shoulder
Joseph Walker was killed
the report has not bin sent
in yet I am af fraid that
there is a great many of them
killed and wounded
I saw Dan Perry he has the
bone above his left eye broken
I have nothing of importance
To write now I cannot get out
Of the hous to hear any thing
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I expect I wil have to go
to the army be fore long
I have bin getting a long So
well I would have bin very
glad to see you I have bin look
ing you Their has not
bin any Small pox in this hospital
since I first come until day
be four yesterday one of the
wounded men took them
he was in a bout 4 feet of
Dick Graham I have not
got any cloathing yet I have
bin waiting for you to you to
come I did not want to draw
a new suit and then you
bring others If you ar coming
atal I want you to come as
soone as possible I want
to get cloathing be fore I
leave hier So nothing
more at present
James ..W.. Overcash
to Joseph Overcash

December 18, 1861


Co. G. 6th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"St. Charles Hospital"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell
Transcription Date: 
February, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2011

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