Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 6th, 1863






Oct 6 1863


I take the present oportunity of droping you a fu lines to let you no I am well and I hope those fu lines may find you injoying the same blessing of god Mag I have ben on duty at the time sin I have bin here i hant had time to write to you i have bin on dutty day and night on gard fore miles from camp. So I hant had time to write to you Mag there is a grate deal of Sick here Sum dying an Sum dersrting[note] I want you to write me all the nuse tel me al the nuse an how you are giting along I rec your letter on the 3





Mag I was glad to here from you i dont expect to get home soon there is no furlough givin here there is two or three deserters evry night we havent draud nuthing yet onley meat and meal smaul at that this is a hard place Soldiers all Sick a most write Soon tel R.C.C. all the nuse i hand gut no nuse to write to you of importence our crowd is all well Sum of them broke down I am stout and heaty i am thankful for so cind[note] a blessing bestode on me nuthing more at present onley remaining



your afectioned friend
R.C.C, M.I.Caldwell

Title
Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 6th, 1863
Description
Letter from 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. He discusses his guard duty, the sickness and dying at camp and some deserters. He asks his wife for news from home.
Date
October 06, 1863
Original Format
letters
Extent
12cm x 20cm
Local Identifier
0845-s1-b1-fe-i2
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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