1862 United States Civil War Era Letteryates City-knox Co-illinois-paducah,ky For Sale
1862 UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR ERA LETTER!YATES CITY-KNOX Civil War EraLetter/Correspondence Transcript
Miss Ann. McCord / Yates City / Knox Co. / Ill.s
City of (?) – Camp Smith – Jan 2nd 1862 /Paducah, KY
Dear sister it is with great pleasure that I sit / down towrite you a few lines to let you / know that I am well at present and hopethese / few lines may find you the same. I received your / letter and was gladto gear from you. I don’t / have much to write this time. Yesterday was /(newgrass?) here it was rather dull? for me but still / they was considerable ?for some of the boys / they was some of the buys on at drunk? George? sergent?/ was drunk as he could be. I should like to have / their but will I think thatI am in better business / at the present time. I have got two letters fromJefferson / since ive been here. I write Enoch a letter but he / hasn’tanswered it yet. I should write to again/ until her answers it if that ?? you wanted me to / send you my likeness Icant send it to you till / after payday and when that will be it is hard totell / We was ? the other day for four months pay / but I don’t know when wewill get it. I wrote ? a letter / and ? one I got answers to both of them theytold / me about your ? Town ? it is snowing here today from it was back? I haveIm working on the trenches today and it got so bad that we had to / quit andcome home. We have bin here four / months and haven’t done everything butdrill? a little / and work on the ?I guess that we will /
stay here till we are mustered out of service / but whenthat will be is hard to tell for / they haven’t making much head way aboutsetten? / the war? . What would you say if I was to tell you / that WilliamMurphy was Merried the other night / his wife looks like Alice ? All thedifference / between the two is she hasn’t got so black hair? / I wrote TaylorBlakes? a letter but haven’t / has any? answers yet. So I haven’t mutch more towrite this time you must excuse this bad / writing for it is ? paper to writeon ? / give my best Respects ? the friends if I / have any. so no more at thistime / but remain your brother till death / write soon ? as you did before / sogood bye for this time / from Wm. McCord / To Miss Anne McCord / Yates City –Knox Co. - Ills
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