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Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, August 15th, 1864

Date: Aug. 15 1864 | Identifier: 845.1.f.22
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 that he and most of his unit are sick with the chills, for which he is taking medicine. He reports on produce in a box he received from Mag, and gives her advice on selling some crops from the farm. more...
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August, the 15, 1864
August, the 15, 1864
Wilmington Camp Jackson

Dear Wife


I Seat my Self this morning in answer to your kined letter which I Rec'v in Du time it found R.C.C in Bad health I have the chills I had one Thursday and a muther Saterday I am taken medison from the Doct to day to Stop them I taken a hevy doce of calonseur and rulers yesterday it made me very Sick to day I am taken quinen[note] and a Belt of Spirits of turpen round my Body to try to Stop the chil to day there lots Sicknes here our mes has all bin sick but 2 or 3 with chills I hope I will get them broke up to day I Dont feel much like writing to day I feel very weak my head Akes to day





Well Mag I Recd my Box it was all right but the cucunbers tha were Spoild But I hant apetite to eat any thing my apels is fine but I am afraid tha will rot before I can eat them I will eat sum of them any how one of my pears was roten you never told me where those Apl's grue whether our trees had Apls or no you requested to no whether you wold despose of sum wheat or flower I think it do it you will make corn anuf if your corn is good Sell the wheat or flower which you can git the most mony for Sell every thing as high as you can if R C C had a soed that wheat it wod a made one hund bushels it was badly manedge


R.C.C. to M.I.C.
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