Febuary the 8 1865
Branshville SC Dear Wife By
the Blesing of god I am Well at
this time I am 4 miles below Brans
hville on the River wating for the
yanks to cum up again then we wil
fight them and fall Back to the next
River we lost a good many men
the 3 of this month at Broxton
Bridge then we fel Back to the R R rode
20 miles west of Branshv
there we took the train to Brans
we fite and run I expect wee
will Run past Harris Depo
Before long hard times and
Beter cuming I hope
I wodent Be Seprised if
we Dident fall Back to
Columba Sum of those nights
Well Mag I Rec your leter
at Branchville I was glad to
here from you I got my mony
and one leter Since you
rote Sumthing a bout pece
well pece is a harmonious
Sound or it wod be to me
cornlious Alexander is gone
to columbia with the mesels
I Dont think he will
hardly get over them
[page 2]
Well Mag I hant much
Nuse to comunicate to you
I am well and harty Sum times
I get a nuf to eat and Sum times
I Dont get half a nuf I By all
I can get So I get a long Sum
how my pants my Socks my
coat is Dun a bout I Drawd
one Shift o Shirt you ot tow
See me washing my cloth
I Ned cloths Sirten

Well Mag Rite Soon and
and often tel me how
you are geting along
and the Neighbors and
the Nuse in jenerl
tel Maw hody for me
my paper is Scarce
Nuthing more at presen
R C Caldwell
to M J Caldwell
[page 3, this may be part of another letter]
I expec tha will take
Sum of us to Newyork
Sum of those nights over
on the Sound tha tried
last night to take Sum
of our Boys but tha
keep them Back By firen
on them the word come to
camps I had to go again
in the rain doun to the
Sound I Dident cros over
I got No Sleep last night
I am in camps to day
Nuthing More at
Present [???]
R.C. Caldwell
RCC Remains yours
til Death to M J C

February 8, 1865


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


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Note: 


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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