Dalton24

Transcription: 

June the .2. 1862 [1]
Dear father I Seat my Self Down this eavning to
let you now that me and Sephus and John Is yet
In the land of the liv ing Well Pau I am Sorry to
tell you that wee have had the hardest fight that
ever was in the world Pau the figh commens
on Satur Day eavning About A bout 2 hourers by the
Sun and lasted til darke and commens next
Morn ing and las ted pretty near all Day A Sunday
the lost of hourer com pany 12 kill Dead and
And woon ded I doant now thair is .22. kill
lost and woonded i doante now ben Smith
Head was Shot off and rob bert hollin was kill
Well Pau the leageon was cut all to peases
the lost of the lea geon was 100 and 25 Pau the balls
fell all around me just like granes of wheat
I never Saw the like in my life Pau I resceive
A let ter from you A fu minuts ago Stated
that you all was well and one from
cager i mus come to a close I will right all
A bout hit nex time A. H. Dalton
[page 2]
Well Pau I will
Right you a fu lin
es more pau hit
was awful to think
of b[u]t i come out Safe
When i git my ink
And paper
Again i will
Right wee Sent
them of to keep the
yankeys from
them
[page 3]
Dy rect yore let
ter to Richmon .V.a
And I w
ill get them

Footnotes: 
  1. This letter refers to the Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines fought on May 31 and June 1
Date: 
June 2, 1862

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. F, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC

From

From State: 
Virginia
From County: 
Henrico

To

To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 
Greenville

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2014
Proof Date: 

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