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

Date: Nov. 01 1864 | Identifier: 845.1.f.30
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 a camp on the Sound, and tells Mag he sent a package to Harris Depot for her containing NC money and the palmetto. He says he is tired of war, but does not feel there will be much fighting where he is stationed. He also gives Mag advice on farm matters. more...

November the, 1, 1864
Camp Nere the Sound

Dear Wife

I lift my pen in ansure to yours of the twenty 24 I recd one dated the 17 thacome in In time tha found RCC Well I was gld to here from home and that the famely was all well that is one great Blesing Bestode on us unworthy Beings ma God continue those Blesings til we meet again this makes the 4 letter I have written to you since you left here the one be fore this one I sent 3 dolars in it to you NC mony[note] I sent your Palmeto[note] to Harris Depot By Mrs Starons I paid hur 2 dolars for tak an it it cost mee 14 dolars to get it you I hadent time to Send a letter with hur I wraped it up in paper hard and fast my name is on it and yours

Well Mag I hant Much Nuse of intrest to Send you only War Nuse I Supose you can her plenty of that at home we have bin vicorus[note] at Petersburg I hope this blood shed will soon stop if it is the Lords will not mine But his Be Dun I Dont think there is any Dang of a fight here but wee ma be Sent to VA I cant tel I dont here no talk of it I Dont care I Dont never See a figt I ant anxious for the sight I have been greatly blest so far,, well Mage Sow your oats first it is a most two swone to sow wheat try to swo as much of it in the light of the mon as you can,, now is the time to comence to save your corn on the top of the pile

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

Write soon tell me all the nuse who is gone to the war

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