19 March 1862: i take my pensil in hand to let you no that i am well at present I wood be glad to see you all though I am satsfide hear

Item Description: Letter dated 19 March 1862, from John A. Reeves to his father, A J Reeves, and mother, Elizabeth Reeves.  The letter discusses life in the army with mention of food, the election of officers, sickness, and drilling near Atlanta.  The letter is quite difficult to read and the transcription is incomplete.

Item Citation: Elizabeth Reeves and Andrew J. Reeves Papers, #4089-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:

                                                            19th 1862

to Mr A J Revves                               march the

dear father and muther                               

i take my pensil in hand to let you no that i am well at present   I wood be glad to see you all though I am satsfide hear  We have drawde rashens  We draud beef bacon meel flour rice and shugar and slte  We elected Mcdanul cornel and Curtes lieutenant cornel high mador  We — in — yet capten Ross is sick and lieutenant butrum is sick too with the collic  

We had a hard rane yesterday and last nite forgot to tell you that we — — last Saturday —  We stade in atlanta one night there is about six thousand troops hear  We —  — the most of the compney has bin sick by the change of water  their is some talk of going near Atlanta to drill   i dont no where wee will go so you nead not wright to me till i write to ya ain to —

John A Reevy  to A J Reevy an fmly

 

This entry was posted in Southern Historical Collection. Bookmark the permalink.