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.
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