Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, February 25th, 1864

Feb, the 25, 1864

Dear Wife

I tak my pen in hand this morning to drop you a few lines to let you here from R.C.C. Mag I am well except cold and sore throat I am beter this morning. I have gust come of gard I rote you a few lines yesterday By male but I hadent time to finish I started it by male I told you that I thot you had beter hire that gurl of Staffords if she is not in a famly way I want you to Send me a Box with them men tha will Start Back the 4 or 5 of March I do hant gut any hopes of geting home I receved your leter and Houstens I think my chance is slim to go home to see Mother but I cant help it

I would like to See hur but this war times we cant do as we woold like to do that time is past and gone but So be it the Lords will be dun not mine I think Mother case is a doubtful one it will be the last of hur Sooner or later I dont think she will ever get over it She ma live a some time yet and She ma not that is a bad dese[note] for and old purson we have had the coldest wether I ever Saw wee had lots of Snow last week and ice this day is clear it is dry down here Nuthing more at present that I can think of

I wrote this leter on my ne
R.C. Caldwell to M.I. Caldwell

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, February 25th, 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 tells Mag he received the letter from Dr. Houston concerning his sick mother. He says he would like to see his mother and that she may be on her last days. He writes that he does not think he will get permission to come home and see her and that "the Lords will be done." He says it has been very cold and they have had snow and ice.
February 25, 1864
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12cm x 20cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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