For, Cas, Feb, the,16, 1864
Dear Wife I Seat my Self
to Drop you a fu lines to
let you here from me I am well
except cold and I hope thos
fu lines may find you and famly
enjoying the Same great Blesing of
a kind father helth is one of the
greatest Blesings bestoed on man
and home is one of the Seetest
woords and and Mother is
a nuther I wold like to go
hone [1] and See Mother but it
is dobtful about my geting
of I wod giv amost any Sum
to hur But I dont expect
to get home Soon but the
Lords will be dun not mine
this is a cold clody day I
receved your kind leter yesterd
dated the 8 yesterday was the 15
this is the third letter this week
to you and one to Mother I wod
like to See Mother }
[page 2]
Well Mag I hant got
much nuse to write to you
this morning my fingers is cold
I can carcly write I wrote
C, A, C a letter last week I recved
one letter from him and and
Sit doun and answerd it write
of I answer all the letters
I get tel C A C when he
writs to me to hold on dont
Be So Short of breath giv me
Sum thing to be glad for the
first Sight of a leter makes
makes me rejoice with in
but when I open
them and See but a fu lines
Scaterd over the paper I think
it is hard work to write to me
I think the hand is on the
paper but the heart is not
and tha will Say I wrot to RC
c but got no answer Just sine
your name and I will answer it
if I get it R,C,C M,J,Caldwell

  1. hone = home
February 16, 1864


Co. C, 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From Note: 
"For Cas" (Fort Cas?)


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
November, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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