Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, September 10th, 1864






Sept, 10, 1864
Wilmington Camp Jacks NC

Dear Wife


By the Blesing of god I am well at present Well Mag I hant much nuse to comunicate to you at present only sum ides as relats to presing horses I want you to tel them you hant but 2 work horses and it takes them both to work what ground you have,, 2 work horses and a colt I dont want them to take any of my stock[note] tel them you run 2 plows I want you to run two plows til I get home if it is the Lords will I shod get home home is a Sweet place But the lord only nows when that will be if I get home I want my horses I dont in the Confedret paper dont sel any flower at the government prices





Well Mag I Was at church last night Methist and Babtist[note] tha had a lively time of it the prodigals returning home tha had the fated calf Slain and a wonderful a Do his text was the 15 ch of Luke 18 verce he preach a good Sermon there is a great revivle going on here at present I hope it will do sum good for there is great need of it this is one weeked[note] place Awful indeed I will be on gard to morow gaerding goverment Stores guns coten corn powder bots prisners every thing that belongs to the government it taks 50 men to make one gard when I go on I stay 24 hours I hope the chills wont cum back on me badely again tha worsted me badly)



Nuthing more write Soon
R.C.C. to M.I.C.

Title
Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, September 10th, 1864
Description
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 feeling better. He tells Mag he does not want press agents to take their horses, does not want her to take Confederate paper, and does not want her to sell flour at government prices. He reports on a church service he has attended and says that his next assignment is guarding government stores.
Date
September 10, 1864
Original Format
letters
Extent
12cm x 19cm
Local Identifier
0845-b1-ff
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Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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