Barker1

Transcription: 

Camp Chase. Ohio. Apriel 21st 1862
Dear Brother I am in
vary good Helth 15 of ous in a mess
all tolerabel well with the exception
of Capt John Stwrt of morgan co. I have
had mups I was vaxenated it had
vary good effec we have sinc the first of
this mont .4. cases of small pox but one
casase in this prisen at this time non have
died as yet with them the a bove desese sevrel
death sinc the first of march Doc John Huston
the onley on of my acquantenc which we have
rote back severel times I git leters from the other
boys at camp Dugless [1] they have all bin sic
2 have died .A.J. Braden Died 12th of march Green
Harper Died 5th of this inst the boys say they ar
vary well treated but anxious to git home they all
have rote home my self & wess right one or two
leters evory weak we no not whether aney of them
gits home we her from our field officrs often they
ar ar fort woren our maj McElexandr is probaly exchge
we her of the fite at corinth & pittsburg [2] Jackson [moss?]
with [over?] 5,000 men was capturd ner iland No. 10 they
officrs brout to this Prisen some priseners
capturd ner corinth was broat her in prsen [But?]
have not got thar names but think I will in a a day
or two Robert Clark & Wren both ar doing prty
well all of ous garding a ganst Small pox
Thar has bin 2 Leters com her from .Al.a one from Morgan
County on from Maderson Co. I have made severel
recquesitions for clothing. I am giting pirty bar
it is favorabel for me to git clothing in a day or to
to close .prisen. No 3. mess .58. Peter Barker

Footnotes: 
  1. Camp Douglas in Chicago
  2. Pittsburg Landing
Date: 
April 21, 1862
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. A, 27th Alabama Infantry
Rank: 
Lieutenant
Residence (County): 
Franklin County, MS

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Newton County, MS

From

From State: 
Ohio
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Chase

To

To State: 
Mississippi
To Municipality: 
To County: 
Franklin

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2010
Proof Date: 

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