Sullivans island wendsday No the 18 1863

My dear Companion I wons more Seat my Self to
Rite you a few lines in ancer to your kind
Letter of the 12 inst witch leavs me well
I was glad to hear from you but was sory to hear
your foot was no better I am a frade you dont
Take car of it as you aut to do you aut not try
To do enything on it it never will get well
As long as you try to go on it So you had better
Take cear of it and let it get well so that you
Can get a bout and do something I hav bin vary
mutch t[?]bbled Sens I got your letter it was
Like a dager to my hart to hear my seat little
Baby was sick but I hope and trust to god it
Is well to day and your foot on the mend
you sed you wood like for me to Come home
A few days so wood I but ther isent eny
Chans for me to Come at this time ther
isent eny ferlowing of account out of this
Redgment now when I first Come hear
Thay wor ferlowing to from a Company thay
ferlow fore from the redgment now
And them thats bin from home the longis
So ther is no chans for one soon un
Less some of you wer like to dy then ma
By I Cold get a speshel ferlow this redgment
is mitely tore up at this time ther is no
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Ther is no field officers over it now
if we had some of the rite sort of field
Officers I think we wold far mutch better
Than we do fo the Company officers is
A fraid to rais ther right hand for fear
They will do something rong ther isent a
Officer in the redgment thats fit for a
Dog pelter no how Captain foster has resind
His resignation Come to [??] yesterday he
Will leav hear this eavning and we will
Be in a still wors fix than we ar now
Paden ballinger will be in Command of
Company the[???] no dout but he will [??]
The best he nows how but I am afraid [that?] [??]
Will be bad you Can tell my little man
That I got the chestnuts he sent me and eat
Them and if I ever get to Come home I will
Fetch him something and I want to no hoose
Little man he is now you must do the best
you can about shoos if you cant get them at
[margains?] [?]aby you can at fews thay seem
to be looking for a powerful fite hear now thay
[Arder?] us to keep our Close on ever nite ther
is a heap of trops on this island and when it coms
to pass it will be the last of me[n]y a pore man I hope
And trust it may never come A. H. Lister to
Mary J. Lister

November 18, 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: 

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

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