Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, January 17th, 1864

Letter from R.C.C. to M.I.C., Jan 17th 1864

J.N. Caldwell cornelus Said he wrote you a leter a fu days ago he is well and fat one of the best volenteers out,, he says he is one of the Bloody 10 volem,, Luce Surenaded the mager last kni wee had a fine knight making speches I dont know when I will get home we have sum fu going home on furlo I make my Self easy we drill on the big guns

this is a leter I start to write J.N C

Jan, the 17, 1864

Well Mag

I comenced this letter 2 or 3 days ago with the expectation of Sending it to you by John Ford but he hasnt go his furlo yet to go home but I think he will I thot I would make it and send it on as I cant tel when he will start he ma git there before this leter you will see him when he cums

he will call on you for a horse you can let him have it you can send a box with him to R.C.C. Well Mag I receved a leter to day from you dated 12 you can see what letrs I have got by this letr you spoke of one the 31 I did not get I write one every week Sum weeks 2 I have no nuse of importence to rite only I am well and was glad to here you were all well I herd a good sermon to day the tel was Romans the 1 and 16 verce it was a Splended Sermon wee have Splended preechen we need it this is a weaked crowd and I don't think the war will Stop while the folks is so weeked there is of the Yankes trying us sum of those days But I Dont no

Nuthing more to write
M.I.C. R.C.C.

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, January 17th, 1864
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 reports to Mag that he has heard some good preaching, and feels that it is needed because of all the wickedness of the men. He also discusses a night when his unit had speeches and serenading, and mentions some men going home on furlough.
January 17, 1864
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12cm x 20cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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