Camp Fisher Dec the 2 nd 1861.
Dear Brother I seat my
self this evening to let you no that we
are both well but very sleepy by standing
gard last night an it was very cold
I recived your most affectionet leter Dec[2?]
which give us mutch sadesfaction to no
that you had arived at home safe an
sound, but I supose you want very sound
when ariving.
I must say befoar I go any futher I am
mutch pleased with the [tax?] so that
J Williams will hav to pay his fpart
he sed that he was not goin to hav
any thing to do with it.
You sed you failed to ask me one question
that was if we recived that money
which papy sent to us. we recived one
dollar when we was at camp James,
I hav nothing of impotants to write
about our camp the helth of the camp
is about the same as when you was here
it is very cold here to day I think it
will snow befour long.
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We hav comenced our winter quarter s
to day we wated till the Northen
congress sat thay sat to day, we thought
that thay would want to fight befoar
they sat so thay cood hav somthing
good to tell but thay was afraid
we would whirp them an that would
make it worse than ever. Two stemers
past our baty [1] on the first day of this
month without being stoped
I dont no how Mr D [Parish?] can hav the
fase to tell such a tail as what he dos
I never should went home as he has
don I wish I cood see you all it would
aford me mutch plesure.
I am sory to say we hant got that
box yet nor I dont no when we will
it is at manases but the wagons is
so busy thay hant had time to fetch
it yet I recon when we get into
our new houses we will get it.
We went out about a mile on picket
gard last thursday morning an staid
till the next morning an it rained
all night an was very cold, one company
has to g[o] every day from our regment
S. Mulhalon has the mumps very bad
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I dont no any thing to write
at present an it is to cold to
write mutch.
Tell papes folks to writ to us soon
an you must write too an all
of your neighbers I cant writ to
them all, we hant had nary
leter from home sence you
was here excuse my bad writing
an spelling for I am so cold I
cant hardly sit still.
I will write somthing intresting
the next time I write
I must close by saing write to
us as soon as you can after
reciving this.
Yours with grate plesure
J. S. Beavers &
G. T. Beavers

  1. battery
December 2, 1861


Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry


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


From State: 
From Note: 
Camp Fisher

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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