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Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, April 29th, 1864

Date: Apr. 29 1864 | Identifier: 845.1.f.15
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 about his carpentry detail, where he made a large fish trap and will be working on a house. He is back at Fort Caswell, and tells Mag that furloughs home are stopped. more...

April the 29, 1864

Dear Wife

This morn finds R.C. Caldwell in good health as which I feel indeted for to the giver of all good

I am Detald to work at the carpenters trade so I will get clere of Standing gard at knight I have made a fish trap for the oficers it was that larg it took ten men to take it I am going to work at a house I got back to Caswell Safe Samy Caldwell got back the 27 Safe

furlos is Stopt no more men can get home

get your cor planted soon as you can

I under Stand all the conscripts got of just as I Sed my hat dus fine it is hevy but that Soots the rain it dont blo of so bad one of my gloves is two Smal I cant get it on the other one is tite to get on tha are so tite knit tha wont strech my tobaco bag is fine I hant got much to rite at present that wold do you any good or you wold under Stand if I hadent a bin Sharp in geting a furlo when I did I wodent a gut home soon

nuthing more
to M.I.C. by R.C. Caldwell

I hant time to rite write soon

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