Orage court house
October the 25
Dear father and mother
It is with pleasure that
I seat my self to let
know that I am well
and hope when theas
few lines come to hand
they may find you
injoying the same bless
ing we had a battle
at leas burg we killed
and wounded and taken
prisners a bout 1500 men
we lost about 300 men
I dont think our
Regiment was in the
fight we air expecting
a big fight every day
father I have no
news of importance
to write to you
[page 2]
I dont think it will
be verry long untill
peace is made
fathe I would like
if you would send
me two or three
dollars if you have
it I have not got
a cent of money
we will draw about
40 dollars and I will
send you the money
back again I want
you to send it as soon
you receve this letter
if you cant send the course
send the money
in the course 2 weeks
direct it to the Regiment
if you in the co send
me the money in a short
[page 3]
direct it to orange
court house Va
I made mistake a bout you
sending me some money if you
can send me the money
in the course 2 weeks direct
to orange court house and
if you cant direct it to the
28 Regiment Va Vol In care
of P G Breckenridge
give my love to all the
children I would like
to see you all mother
I read my bible every
day nearly i am in
fine spirits tell george
to take the answer
to amsterdam so it
will directly george write
to me often and
let the girls a lone
writ to me how much
[page 4]
wheat you soued
tell Benton howdy
for me if i ever get
home we will have
Jolly old time
now I must bring
my letter to a close
nothing more at
but i hope to remain
you dear son

James B Painter

October 25, 1861


Co. K, 28th Virginia Infantry
Private (later corporal)
Residence (County): 
Botetourt County, VA


Name Variant: 
Father and Mother of James Barnett Painter
Residence (County): 
Botetourt County, VA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
September, 2009
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2009

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