Camp of 22a ala Regt near Chattanooga Tenn July
Mi dear companion I seat miself this morning
too adress you a few lines which will in
form you that I am well at this time
hopeing this will find you and the
children all well and doing well
I rcvd your kind letter of the 10 of this
inst which was a greate satisfaction
to me to here from you I have but
little to write at this time we air doing
vary well considering the hard ness of
things the rations air short you wanted
to know how I got a long on the march
well I stood it mity well tho it
was a hard march and many give
out on the ?????????????????> [1]
the march and done with out rations
a good deal of the time but now we air
gitting Enough to make out on
the health of the soldiers is vary good
here at this time you say you want
to see me vary bad and this I dont doupt
but I dont supose you want to see me
eny worse than I do you & wish it was
so that I could git a fur low to
go home to spend a few days with
you but I dont so no chance now
but I will try that I will come –
[page 2]
as soon as I can you said something
a bout coming to see me but
I rather you would not come all
tho I Want to see you so bad
this is no place for a woman
you said you wanted me to
home to eat Butter with you but as
I cant come if you have it to spair
I wood be glad you would send me
som by Brother H P Gilliland if he
comes this way tel him I want him to
come by and stay a day or 2 with me
and I would like for you to
send me a pair of socks if you
can conveniently but dont put
your self to no trouble a bout it
I saw neloms this morning he was well
as comon I was sorry to here of your
Mothers sickness but I hope her health
will be restord in a short time
write as often as you can and let
me know how you air gitting a long
nothing mor at present your husband
as ever until Death Wm B Gilliland

  1. rest of line indecipherable because of fold
July 25, 1863


Co. E, 22nd Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Marshall County, AL


Residence (County): 
Marshall County, AL


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Casey White
Transcription Date: 
August, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2008

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