Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 20th, 1863

Sept the 20 1863

Dear friend and wife

I take my pensil in hand to let you know that I am tollerable able well I have the diarea and heat whe I receved your leter dated Sept 19 1861 on the in Side on the out Side Oct the 17 I Started you a leter Oct 18 I git all yours

you wanted to know were to Sow oats Sow the Stock grow in the field next Welch and Abe best of the stocks ground where where the oats was last year wheat where I told you about guverment wheat and corn do nothing without tha tel you tha must have it

then write to me about hiren Nat I think if you can't git know one else to hire hire him I don't think much of it I Stated in my last leter you wil Su[illegible] I am on post writing on my ne seting flat the ground half mile from camp if you hant gut rufing a nuf by a load of hay try mack Stafford our Sick men is all but beter but greer S Cald is up and a going Dont put the corn two green

Nuthing more pece be wnto you all write Soon let me know the Nuse
R.C. Caldwell

to wife M.I.C.

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 20th, 1863
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. Robert tells Mag that he has been sick, and gives her instructions on farm matters such as planting, harvesting crops, and hiring help.
October 20, 1863
Original Format
12cm x 20cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
This item has been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. If you are the creator or copyright holder of this item and would like it removed, please contact us at als_digitalcollections@ecu.edu.

Contact Digital Collections

If you know something about this item or would like to request additional information, click here.

Comment on This Item

Complete the fields below to post a public comment about the material featured on this page. The email address you submit will not be displayed and would only be used to contact you with additional questions or comments.

Comment Policy