P[??] Camp goldsmith Bewferd Dist SC

Pocatoligo December 26th Dear companyon and childrn
it is with plesure that I Seat my self this
eavning to drop you a few lines to in form
you that I am well at this time hopin when
these few lines comes to hand thay may
find you all well and doing well I hav nothing
of im partens to reite to you at this time
we had apirty lively chrismas yesterday
Shootin and runing foot races ther was five
men drawn from each comp to shoot to hun
dred and fifty yeards for aprise a par of Shoos
was the prise we hav nothing to do this weak
tel mondy morning our chrismas is over it
is thout ther will be no fitin hear Jenerl
Walker Ses he thinks the last fite is fit
ther is rite Smart talk of Peace hear now
But I had rather se it than to hear it you mus
do the best you can tell I come home I will
be thar aganst the middle of febuary if I
Live tell then if not be fore [???] is
Sum talk of us being disbanded [but?] I dont
know wether it will be dun or not tell the
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ninty days is out ther is a good deal of
Sick ness hear the mumps and measels
new moony and tyfoid feaver
ther was a man dide hear last nite witch
makes five deths in the redgment
and fore of them out of Captin willbeys
Comp of picksins we have had veary good
helth in our comp so far I wod like to
hear from home I hav not heard from
you but one time sens I left tell lit
tle tomy I hant for got how sweet he is
And he dont know how bad I want to se
him So I will bring this leter to a close by
Saying I remain your [tru?] and loveng husband
untell deth A H Lister to Mary Lister
John and william a few lines to you I want
you to be good boys tel I come home and
Se how well you can get along with your
work for it will be a getin late when I get
home and if you dont work well we cant m[??]
mutch next year take good care of the horses and
cows [?] rite to me how thay ar geting on
and how your pigs is geting on and all
the Stalk So no more at this time far well

December 26, 1862


Co. B, 22nd South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Gold Smith

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2008

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