Dec the 1863
, 6 ,
Der Mag With plesure
this Holy day I Seat my Self
to drop you a fu lines to
let you no that I am well
and hoping those fu lines
will find you in the Same
condition by the help of a
mercful God and famely So be
it I recved yours and Amzys
leters the 5 in [1] lettrs always finds
me wating for them tha never
git here too Soon I recved
a leter from James kirk this
morning he wants to cum to
our CO the helth of our CO is
improving the wether is very
windy and cold frost and ice
I thot it was two cold to go to
church to day and read my (bible?)
wee dont have any preaching
only when we go to Wilmington
[page 2]
Well mag if you can git
Hen Welch hire him if
cost 2 hundred But get him
for les if you can you had
beter hire him before crismus
I dont know when I will get
home there is Sum men here
that hant bin home in fifteen
month now you See my chanc
I dont know how long we wil
Stay here I hope it wont
be long if I can git to go
home home is the Best
plase I wold rather
Stay here than go any where
elce in the army any person
But a Soldier dont no know
any thing a bout it I am Stil
on the work Squad on Detach
Service my Socks has got
holes in them I wil have
to go to nitting I git my washing
Dun in Toun at 25 cts a per[???]
[page 3]
I thot as long as
you woldent
a bout
my rashing [??]
tel tel you
my paper is So bad
I cant write on but
one Side of it
Nuthing more
At present
Onley R C Rimanes
Your friend til
Deth R C Caldwell

Mag J Caldwell

  1. [in = instant, day of the month
December 6, 1863


Co. C, 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
November, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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