Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, July 30th, 1864

Wilmington, N.C. Camp Jackson

Dear Wife

I take the present opertunity of Droping you a fu lines to let you here from R.C.C. his helth is good By the Blesing of god I am Still at Wilmington the helth of this place is good I receved your leters Dated the 25 and 27 the one that came by Charlston came in 3 days it came as soon as the 25 one this is the hotest Day I felt I Beleve this is a hot cuntry Down here I expect We Will Stay here a while the prics is A Wful Watermelon is ten and twelve Dolars chicken is ten Dolars a head buter ten Dol per Pound Apels 3 Dol a Dusen peaches 4 Dolars a Dusen cucumbers 4 Dolars a Dosen tomatoes one dol a dozen rasberries one Dol a crate

So you Se how we git things I Bot me a quart of molases I Pade ten Dolars for a quart I Broke the mane Spring of my Wach I tride to get it fix the Smith Sed he must have 20 Dol for mending it I think I Will Send it home to get it mended the first chance I get I Dont feel like paying So much I expect to Send this leter By hand by Starens he Starts in the morning I hant got No Nuse of intrest crops looks very well Down here We had a fine rane yesterday this makes 3 leters R C C has wrote M.I.C Since I came Back from Charlston

Nuthing more at present Rite Soon and often
R.C.C. M.I.C.
January the 30 1864

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, July 30th, 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 writes from Camp Jackson, Wilmington, NC, and tells Mag that he is back from Charleston. He says that food prices are very high, and that because of the cost, he will send his broken watch home to be repaired.
July 30, 1864
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15cm x 20cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Brett Cullen Dec 15 2013

The 10th Bttln NC Hvy Artillery returned from James Island,SC and were sent to several picket stations (camps) along the Mears / Downing road towards Masonburo sound.

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