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Camp Lawton Sav.. Ga Sept [21, 1861] [1]
Dear Sister I just received you [letter?] which
I was very hapy to read it found me as well as usual
you said something about our provision affares and
I shall tell you the truth, they have fixed it of[f] in
3 messes and there is about 21 in a mess and it
is cooked like in prepared in such a way untell
some of them dont git an nuff to eat but I
gits a plenty now but at first I did not git an
nuff there is some of the messes that has not eat
hardly a meals of vitals with out a great hurah
over it and what we draw is rice grits hard bread
& coffee & shuugar & Bacon & beef & vinegar and
there is some beans that is allowed for us but
we have not got any yet all of this is distributed
equally a mong us we live after a fashion here &
a sorrow one at that and as for money we have
some yet I have 6 or 7 Dollars yet & I dont
no how much Dave has got yet I told him
to take care of his money and bout being
sattisfied I am not sattisfied thoe some of
them may be very well contended but I dont
believe that there is many that is sattisfied
with there situation I just tell you I
dont rite you any lies at all for I rites
to sattisfy you in all of these thing as
near as possible we fare bad[????] best we
an do[page torn]
[page 2]

Fur[?????????] Wayne County Georgia [2]
[????] Po
Command [????] your mind from play September the 21 1861
Command you [????] your mind from play Furniafull George
Humility is the [?????] ornament of a christian Furniafull George
Speak evil of no man Speak evil of no man Furniafull George
Evil communication corrupts good manner F George. September 21
Love and friendship coroiliate favor and esteem September 21, 1861
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U [3]
Furniafull George Of Wayne County Georgia AABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ &cc ABCDEFGHIJKLM

This writing above in these lines I note that just
to try to pass off the time there is nothing here
that I can a muse my self at only just
to sit a bout and study and contemplate
on which I have seen back there and think
that I dont know what day I may be called
a way to face the foes that I came here to
meet thoe I feel in hopes that God will
be with us in all our conflicts tell John
if he pleases to keep my gun in good
order if he can I will probly give you
more satisfaction in the net next letter
that I rite so I shall come to a close
by assigning my name as your sincere Broth
Furniafull George
I rote a [?????] to day to john and to might
I [received?] and Johns both
when this you see remember me

Footnotes: 
  1. section of page torn off in top margin
  2. section of page torn off at top margin
  3. alphabet in cursive script
Date: 
September 21, 1861

Author(s)

Unit: 
Company A, 29 GA Infantry
Rank: 
Corporal [rank in], Sergeant [rank out]

Recipient(s)

Other: 
Sister of Furniaful George

From

From State: 
Georgia
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Chatham
From Note: 
Camp Lawton

To

To State: 
Georgia
To County: 
Wayne

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Adam Lockwood
Transcription Date: 
June, 2011
Proofer: 
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 

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