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






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


Title
Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, April 29th, 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 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.
Date
April 29, 1864
Original Format
letters
Extent
13cm x 21cm
Local Identifier
0845-b1-ff
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Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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