Paschristian Harrison Co Miss
Nov the 2ond 1861
Dear Father Mother and Brothers all
throug the kind providence of our maker
I once more embrace my self to address
you by the way of letter that
I can say to you that I am well
and in better helth at this time than I
have bin since I left home and I hope those
few lines may find you all enjoying
the same portion of the lords blessing
Henry is well as common but he dont
bair a good culor the rest of our boy
is doing as well as common we have
got back to our first old stompingground
but we dont expect to stay here long
they say we will go to Neworleans
they are looking for an attact their
mama me and hen got our clothing
hens uniform fit him very nice
mine is too small rather but I can
wair them hen ses ef you can send
him one more pair of pants he will be
glad for he hant got but one pair
of woorn ones besides his uniform as for
my self I have got plenty of close now
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We have seen plenty of yank vesels
bit they was a long ways off from
us but we heard today that two
of them landed a bout five or six
miles on the other side of Ocean Springs
where we was and got provisions and fresh
water but it may not be so
I can say to you tho old John
: J: Lumpkin was here to day and made
us a very good speech he is a canadate
for a member of the congress he told
powerful tails what he would do
ef he was elected we are a pore set
down here we have never receved any
money yet and we are to not able to
buy our tobacco but the keep saying
they will pay us in a few days
I will
I think I will come home a christmas
so I must close for this time
rite to me as soon as you can for
I have not got nary letter from
you in some time and I want
to hear very bad I remain your
affectionate Son until Death
Z M Price
to all

November 2, 1861


Co. B, 7th Mississippi
Residence (County): 
Lawrence County, MS


Co. I, 2ndMississippi Infantry (Quinn’s)
Name Variant: 
The “Brothers”


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
December, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2013

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