Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 21st, 1864

Oct, the, 21, 1864
Camp Davis

Dear Wife

I recd yur kind lletter the 20 do I was glad to here you got home Safe by the Blesing of god Well Mag R.CC is well at Present I hant bin Sick a day Since you left me my helth is good at present I am on the Sound came here yesterday 6 miles from town in a tent lying on the ground bad chance for cold wether D Morison is well Parks is Sick The rest is well That old man Wilder is sick I cald to See him if you Send that cloth tel Pier to fech it on down to me

Well Mag you run from the yelow feve I dont think there was one case of it in Wilmington I Dont no how long we will Stay Down here I Dont like the place but I dont get what I want if I did I be at home with you but the Lord only noes when that will be I am Sick and tired of this war it is hard times and worce a cuming but the Lords Will Be Dun Not Mine I Will have to submit to all those trubles and trials and trust in the Lord to being us than that is my hope and trust that is what keeps me up

Write Soon give me all the Nuse
R.C. to M.I.C.

I hant time to write much

git your wheat and oats soed as soon as you can

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, October 21st, 1864
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 Davis on Masonboro Sound and says he sleeps in a tent lying on the ground. He writes that times are hard and he is sick and tired of the war, but trusts that God will see them through. He tells Mag there have been no cases of yellow fever.
October 21, 1864
Original Format
12cm x 19cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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