Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, February 16th, 1864






Feb, the 16, 1864

Dear Wife


I Seat my Self to drop you a fu lines to let you here from me I am well except cold and I hope those fu lines may find you and famely engoying the Same great Blesing of a kind father helth is one of the greatest Blesings bestoed on man and home is one of the suetest words and and Mother is a nuther I wold like to go home and See Mother but it is dobtful about my geting of I wod giv amost any Sum to hur But I dont expect to get home Soon but the Lords will be dun not mine this is a cold clody day I receved your kind leter yesterd dated the 8 yesterday was the 15 this is the third letter this week to you and one to Mother I wod like to See Mother





Well Mag I hant got much nuse to write to you this morning my fingers is cold I can carely write I wrote C.A.C. a letter last week I receved one letter form him and and Sit down and answered it write of I answer all the letters I get tel C.A.C. when he writs to me to hold on dont be so short of breath giv me sum thing to be glad for the first sight of a leter makes makes me regoice with in but when I open them and see but a fu lines scatered over the paper I think it is hard work to write to me I think the hand is on the paper but the heart is not and tha will Say I wrote to R.C. but got no answer just sine your name and I will answer it if I get it


R,C,C M,I, Caldwell

Title
Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, February 16th, 1864
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 and writes from Fort Caswell in Brunswick County. Robert writes that he would give anything to see his sick mother, but does not believe he will be able to get home. He tells Mag about letters he has written to relatives, and how much he enjoys receiving mail. He has received a letter from his brother Charles A. Caldwell but asks Mag to tell him not to make them so short.
Date
February 16, 1864
Original Format
letters
Extent
11cm x 20cm
Local Identifier
0845-b1-ff
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Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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