Camp Statham
Confederate army
Miss July 22th 1861
Mrs L L Clark
Dear aunt Loulie

I recieve your welcome
visitor yesterday and I can Say
that it afforded me as much
pleasure to peruse its contents as
any letter I have read since I
have been in camp and do most
Sincerely wish that you had
time to correspond regular but
I know you have not. You Said
in your sweet Epistle that I was
one of those whom you considered
near and deat to you. for this
I thank you; for it is a source
of pleasure to one to know that
they still hold a place on memories
pages among the loved ones at home
and I hardly think that I shall
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ever forget this letter. Aunt
Loulie you must excuse Shortness
this time for I am now on
my post Standing guard &
you know I have to keep a look
out I am sorry cousin Lelia
is so sick. The Col speaks of
sending this regiment home
untill they get well; I think
that he aught to that is if he
has any regard to the health of
those that are well; for there
is only twenty of our company
well enough for duty& that
throws most the rest that are
well on guard twice or three
times a week and that is enough
to make us sick. I think there
was fifty reported sick in
our company this morning
they all have the measles &
besides standing guard we have
to set up with the Sick but
say nothing about this to mother
for she would be uneasy
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We sent one corps from our
Company yesterday a young Mr
Cook I hope you will excuse
all for I have no place to
write standing guard. I will
be at home next friday night
or Saturday morning to see the ones
I love so well around the ville
Believe me as eve your sincere
& devoted nephew
J W Clark

July 22, 1861


Co. A, 15th Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lauderdale County, AL


Residence (County): 
Attala County, MS


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Michael Ellis
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