Sullivans Island
Friday eavnin Oct 23 1863
dear wife and children once more I take my
pen in hand to right you a few more lines
witch will in form you that I am
tolrible well at present I hav bin verry
un well for beter than a weak tel yes
terday and to day I feel tolrible well
And I hope these few lines may come
Safe to your hand in dew time and find
you all well I hav bin hear most three
weaks and hav not heard a word from
home I rote you a letter and give you diretion
how to back your leters and laid you in
paper and stamps So you hav no ex cuse for
not righting I lookt for a leter last Saterday
and it has not Come yet I recon you in
tend not riten eny scercly like you did
last winter if you dont want to rite
I wod be glad you wood get some body
to rite a bout the children how thay
ar get ing a long for I am in a heap of
trubble hear and if I cold hear from
home once and awhile I think I wod
be a little beter satisfide I have no
news to rite at all I dont se eny more
prospect of a fite her now than when
I first come hear or harly so mutch
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I hav got transferd from peces co to
Fosters [am?] mesing with Jef and B. k.
voughn gip mason tom mason Sam
morgain Jefs helth is im proveing
a little sens I come hear I do hope and
trust to god that this war will son[e?]
Come an end So the peple can come
hom and live in peac So I will
close by saing I re main your tr[?]
and loving husband un till deth
A. H. Lister to mary J. Lister
my dear children afew to you I hope you
ar geting along with your work as well
as Can be x spected and I hope you
ar triing to do as wewll as you can and
minding your mother and dont [run?]
about with bad boys on Sunday
remember this turrible war and
ever time you do rong you make it
that mutch the worst direct your
leters to charlston 22 redgment
S C V Compny B evens brig
ade and it cant help but come
And rite soon and all about your
afars and all the news you no you[?]
trew father untill deth to John Lister
William Lister [???] Lister [tony?] Lister

October 23, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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