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

Dec, the 6, 1863

Der Mag

With plesure this Holy day I seat my Self to drop you a fu lines to let you no that I am well and hoping those fu lines will find you in the same condition by the help of a meseful God and family So be it I recevd yours an Amzis leters the in 5 leters always finds me wating for them tha never git here too Soon I recved a leter from James Kirk this morning he wants to cum to our co the helth of our co is improving the wether is very windy and cold frost and ice I thot it was two cold to go to church to day and read my book we dont have any preaching only when we go to Wilmington

Well Mag, if you can git Hen Welch hire him it cost 2 hundred but get him for les if you can you had beter hire him before crismus I dont know when I wil get home there is sum men here that hant bin home in fifteen month now you see my chance I dont know how long we wil stay here I hope it wont be long if I can git to go home home is the best pelase I wold rather stay here than go any where elce in the army any person But a Soldier dont no know any thing a bout it I am stil on the work Squad on Detach Service my Socks has got holes in them I wil have to go to nitting I git my washing dun in town at 25 cts a pese

I thot as long as you woldent asque me a bout my washing I wont tel you my paper is so bad I cant write on but one side of it

nothing more to present only R.C. remaining your friend til death
R.C. Caldwell

Mag I. Caldwell

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, December 6th, 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 writes that his health is good but it's so cold he did not go to church that day. He advises Mag on hiring help for the farm and tells her not to expect him home on furlough. He has holes in his socks and gets his wash done in town for 25 cents a piece.
December 06, 1863
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15cm x 21cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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