16 December 1864: “The fair that the have here at the hospital is not fit for a sick man to eate”

Item Description: Letter dated 16 December 1864. George Burwell’s cousin Peter writes to him to inform him about his being wounded.


Item Citation: Folder 7, George W. Burwell Papers, #04291, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Farmville. Dec 16-1864

Dear Cousin,

I reseaived your kind token of remembance yesterday + I tell you I was more then glad to here from you. I have no nuse of much importance to write. I presume that you herd of my misfortune of being wounded. Which has caused me a great ? of paine that is my wound is improving very fast though I am suffering a great ? from a severe cold + nervous affection I has bin confined to my bed ever since I reach this plase + am very weak + feeable this morning. Though I hope I am on the mend. You wanted to know if you could assist me in any way. I dount know that you could do me any good. Though I would be very glad if you could come + see me. + bring me some little trickes to eate. The fair that the have here at the hospital is not fit for a sick man to eate. if you could conveantley come without putting yourself to too much trouble + would be very glad in deed to see you I must draw to a close by ? + remaine as your cousin give my highes reguards to all of the family + reseive a portion your self.

Peter A Gagle

To his cousin Georg. W. Burwell

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