State of Va Manassas Junc
This sept the 22th
Dear brother I will try to write
you a few lines to let you no
that I am well except my brest
it hurts very bad the latter part
of the night so that I hardly
can sleep the docter ses I hant
got clear of the mesles I received
your kind letter the 20th which
I read with much delight I
was glad to here from you all
I was at the hospittle I went
there yester was a week ago and
stade til friday night I was
there to wait in the sick we
have moved those that was
able to march came started
wednesday and got home Thursday
and sent the wagons back
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Saturday morning we half way
men started the sick rode on
the wagons and some walked we
traveld about eight miles and then
tuck up camp and stade til morning
then started and came here we
got here about 12 o clock to the
camp but we are not ni done
moving we have four tents here
and the is at the old camp there
are severl of our company there
yet we are near dumfriese on the
Potomac we are about 2 miles from
the river we are going to camp
here I think I have hern fifteen
canons since I comensed writing
I recon they are fiting you
asked sevel qushtions about the
fight I have not time to anser
them all I fierd at them eight
times I went past the batrey
I got behind the wagon and
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while I was loding one of
the horses was shot there was
three lying there hiched to
the wagon the balls was flying
all the while thick that was the
ennemes batrey so then we give
back and the yances follerd but
severl other regmens come on
and had a long fight but after
while the yances started back
on double quick and our men
folerd and our artilrey made
lains among them I got thirsty
when we give back and tierd
I went to where we stoped this
morning I want you to come
so I can tell you all I no it
would take a week to write it
I will you a nother letter
before long I must close by
sayin I remain your true
friend until death J.S.B

September 22, 1861


Co. G, 16th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Chatham County, NC


From State: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2011

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