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Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, September 1st, 1864

Date: Sep. 01 1864 | Identifier: 845.1.f.23
Letter from Confederate soldier 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 is sick with the chills again, is very weak and has no appetite. He complains to Mag about not getting letters from family members. more...

Sept, 1, 1864
Wilmington Camp Jack

Dear Wife

I Seat my Self this morning to Drop you a fu lines to let MIC here from R.C.C. my health is not good at presen I have the chills I had 3 about 3 weeks ago and I got them checkt but tha have came back on me again I have them every other day I had a had one last knight that maks 3 this time I am in camps the Doct told me this morning to cum to the hosppitel and he wold Stop them for me I am going this evening I want,, Stopt I am geting very weak but I am up only when the chil and fever is on me I hant no appetite to eat chills is Sumthing new for R.C.C. I think I will stop the next one

Our mess all has had the chills Well Mag I Suppose you think I am very slow a bout writing to you I think so two my Self I think the very same thing about M.I.C. Sum times it is 2 weeks before I get a letter from you and I get your letters all in 2 days from date I think I will be all right in a fu days again I wrote Mother a letter a fu days ago I hant got a letter from hur Since I left home,, only one I under stand She has bin complaning on me very much tha cant write to me til I write to them it cost me 15 cts every letter tel C.A.C. and J.M.C. if tha cant write to me I will try and get a fur low and go and see them

Nuthing more write Soon tel me all the nuse
R.C.C. to M.I.C.

I think we will have peas befor long

I want you to save every blade of foder have you cut the meadow

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