Augest the, 15, 1864

Augest, the, 15, 1864
Wilmington camp jackson
Dear Wife I Seat my Self this
morning in answer to your kined
letter which I Rect in Du time
it found R,C,C in Bad health
I have the chills I had one
thursday and a nuther Saterday
I am taken medison from the Doct to day to Stop them I taken
a hevy Doce of calamus [1] and ru[???] 
yesterday it made me very Sick
to day I am taken quinen [2]
and a Belt of Spirits turpen[?]
round my Body to try to
Stop the chil to day there
lots Sicknes here our mes
has all bin Sick but 2 or 3 with
chills I hope I will get
them broke up to day I
Dont feel much like writing
to day I feel very weak
my head Akes to day
[page 2]
Well Mag I Rect my Box
it was all right but
the cucumbers tha ware Spoil
But I hant apitite to
eat any thing my apels is
fine but I am a fraid tha
will rot before I can eat
them I will eat Sum of them
any how one of my pears was
roten you never told me
where those Apls grue whethe
our trees had Apls or no
you requested to no whether
you wold dispose of Sum wheat
or flower I think it do if
you will make corn a nuf
if your corn is good Sell the
wheat or flower which you
can git the most mony for
Sell every thing as high as
you can if R C C had a Soed that
wheat it wod a made one hund
bushel it was badly manedge
R,C,C to, M, J, Cwell

  1. “calamus” perhaps mistake for calomel
  2. quinine, for treating malaria
August 15, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Jackson"


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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