Coleman1

Transcription: 

Camp neare Vicks burge Mis

January the 24. 18.63

Deare companion I st my Self this evenig

to Drop you a few lines to let you no that

I am well at this time hoping when thay

come to hand thay will find you all ingoy

ing the Same I have got nothing of importen[ce]

to write to you at presant oure faire is

very ruff heare corn bread and very

poore beefe is what we have to eate

I am very Sorow to inform you that the

Smallpocks has broke out in oure regment

the general has Sent us out of the Brigade

one mil and a half to Die or git

well thee is no cas in .Co. I yet though

we ar looking for it to make it apearence

ever day I hope that oure company will

ascape though the chance is very bad for

us to ascape from that affull Disease

they have bin Some 18 or 20 Diserted from

the 30th Since the Smallpocks has broke

out thay have ben firing canons at

Vicks burge 3 Days though I Dont no what

they was firing at So turn overe [turn the page]

[page 2]

thay keepe a heavey guard a round us day

and night no boddy goes out nor comes in

I think it is very hard to keepe us in

this condission uer condision is bad

heare we have not Drawed any money

yet nor I Dont no When we will Draw

but I hope we will soon for I hant got

but litiel tobackco an no money [?]

a wew [1] lines to Mat Broning [2] if

you got eney Chinplasters [3] you may

rop [4] letters with them now for tha

ant worth a Conadentl Dam [5] now

[???] [6] Send

you one Matt I will rite you a

letter to Morow

Nancy I sent you one letter by hand

though I have ben a little cearless about

riting though I will Doo better from

now on all of oure neighbo boyes

is well [?] I hope the time is not fare

of[f] when [?] I will be permitted to meete

you and martha at the dore

Nothing more only remains yours

until Deathe I B Coleman

to Nancey Coleman

[upside down in pencil at bottom of page 1]

Capt Bauman Co A

11 over cuts 11 Jackets 11 par pants

11 canteans

Footnotes: 
  1. wew = few
  2. Browning
  3. shinplaster, worthless paper currency
  4. rop = wrap
  5. a continental damn = a worthless item
  6. damage at fold of page
Date: 
January 24, 1863
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. I, 30th Alabama Infantry
Rank: 
drummer
Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Talladega County, AL

From

From State: 
Mississippi
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Warren

To

To State: 
Alabama
To County: 
Talladega

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2015
Proofer: 
Kevin Kiernan
Proof Date: 
August, 2015

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