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

Date: Nov. 10 1864 | Identifier: 845.1.f.31
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 his camp near the Sound. He asks Mag to share some of the palmetto he sent her with someone else. He also advises her on farm matters including planting crops and getting rails to fix the fences. more...
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November, the, 10, 1864
Camp Nere the Sound

Dear Wife


I Seat my Self this morning to drop you a fu lines in answer to the one I recd yesterday Date the 7 I was glad to here from you one that you are all well that is one great bles my health is very good I can eat all I can git and lik my lips for more,, that Hays came By the 2 came 2 days before his time was out he sed he had busnes at Raleigh but I Don know if now any chance I write to you of Sending me a Box give Serena fore Dolars worths of that palmepo[note] Bob Part her wants hur to make his girl a hat I pade 10 dol he paid 4 that makes 14 dol it cost you can devide it with Serena I pade 2 dol to send it home





Well Mag I Started you a letter yesterday. I have Recd all your leters this makes 5 I Sent you since you left R.C.C I am one or 2 a head of you I think you will have to keep a sharp look out for that Boy you could have got C.A.C. to spoke till Archebel and Send you word but that is a bad plan to trust to uther folks get him if you can if you cant try sum one elce you can git sum one I want you to run 2 plows Sow that late Pece of corn in wheat Sow all the Stock ground down I am gld to here you got that fence fence fixt git all the rails made as you can the fences Needs them



Nuthing More at present
only R.C.C. remains yours til (note: paper torn, assumed to read "death") R.C.C. to M.J. Caldwell, 186 (note: paper torn, assumed to be the digit "4")
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