Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, May 22nd, 1864

Letter from R.C. Caldwell to M.I.C., May 22nd 1864

May the 22, 1864

Der Wife

I landed here last knight we are under marchen orders I dont no where we will go I left every thing I had only what I cold cary on my Back at Caswell wee are redy for action we will to day for Som point I dont no where we ma go to Peters Burg or down on the sound towards Nubern I cant tell wee are wating for orders to march I cant tel where we will go the is hard times in VA Serten and Shore[note]

I will rite as soon as I get to where I am going

R.C. is not so Well I have a risen on my neck rite in frunt I cant buten my shirt color[note] and my Bowls is Deranged So I feel like I am aflicted this morning this is a butiful moring one of our Co is gone to Hinansville 2 Co gone to Masonsborough Sound and Co C is on hur way to sum point I no not where So you See we are scatered to and fro Well Mag I have just ate my breefust a cup of black coffe and and 2 biscut that is R.C. breefust but I dident want any this morning my bowls is out of repare Direct to Wilmington your leters to Wilmington

Mag clere that pece of ground where the Spring is it wont take much work to clere it and fence it run the fence from the Bars up to the coner of the oats

if you cant git it clerd Dont Rent I think you can git it Don

write Swon
R C C to M I Caldwell

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, May 22nd, 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's unit is under marching orders but he does not know where his company will go, and has left his things at Caswell. He tells Mag about a rising on his neck and bowel trouble, and gives her advice on clearing a piece of land.
May 22, 1864
Original Format
12cm x 20cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
This item has been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. If you are the creator or copyright holder of this item and would like it removed, please contact us at als_digitalcollections@ecu.edu.

Contact Digital Collections

If you know something about this item or would like to request additional information, click here.

Comment on This Item

Complete the fields below to post a public comment about the material featured on this page. The email address you submit will not be displayed and would only be used to contact you with additional questions or comments.

Comment Policy