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Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 22nd, 1864

Date: Oct. 22 1864 | Identifier: 845.1.f.28
Letter from Confederate soldier Robert C. Caldwell to his wife Mag Caldwell. Robert is serving as a private in Company C., 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery near Wilmington, N.C. Robert writes from his camp on Masonboro Sound that he is well, and tells Mag he has bought her some palmetto. He says he will send it to her by a soldier in his unit who will be coming to Harris Depot near their home. more...

Oct the 22 1864

Dear Wife

I send you a fu lines with Hays to I am well and fat I bot you sum Palmeto I pade 12 dol for it the third of it is Bob Ads he pad 4 dols I started you a letter yesterday by male I will Send you the Palmeto[note] the first chance keep a sharp look out for it tel Sandy to save it for you it is fine I dont no whether I can git Hays to take it or no I will send it sum of those days I am on gard to Day I hant time to write

R.C.C. to M.I.C.

write Soon to me I am on the Sound

he will be back by Harris Depot the forth of next month if you want to Send my pants you can Send with him his name is Nelson Hays I hant time to write any more

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