Letter from Amzi Harris to Robert C. Caldwell and Mag Caldwell, September 8th, 1861

direct your letters thus as under signed Warrington Florida in care of Capt. W.M. Delay Camp C. 9th Regt. Miss Volunteers

Camp Esau
Sept 8th 1861

Dear Brother and Sister

I take my seat this morning in answer to your last one my heath is onley tolerable good at the presen time but I hope thos few lines may find you injoying good healthe when your read them think of your Brothers one in the armey in delicate health I have been taken Midicens for four days I have not taken any this morning I feel a great better this morning than I felt yesterday as for Brother Newton I cannot tell you any thing about him at all I have wrote to him Twice since I have been in the armey and have not Rec,d any answer from him yet and I am let to believe that they have been some misfortune befallen him in some way I wrote to you to know if you knew anything about him. I have allso wrote to sister Mary to here what she had to say about him she said she knew nothing about him that she had not got a letter from him in over six months, and that sorter scares me a little. I have thought that I would

go their to see something about him wher he is or if he is dead or what he is about that he do not write to any of us I will draw to a clo by asking you to write soon and often

Fare the well for the present I remain your friend, unto death
Amzi Harris
to Robert C.C. and Magg I.C.

Great excitement in Camps this morning I'll tell you more in my next letter[note]

Letter from Amzi Harris to Robert C. Caldwell and Mag Caldwell, September 8th, 1861
Letter from Confederate Army Private Amzi Harris to "brother and sister" Robert and Mag Caldwell. Harris was serving in Company C, 9th Mississippi Volunteer Regiment, at Camp Esau, Florida, near Pensacola. He discusses his health and his efforts to hear from another relative serving in the war.
September 08, 1861
Original Format
18cm x 24cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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