I am Stil Spared By the Blesing of a kind father Well Mag I was in a powerful Storm of barrls yesterday I fot the yanks all day there was a bout one hundred of us faced 3 or 4 thous yanks we fot and fell Back throu Swamps and fields to we got to the R rode then got on the train to Savannah this took place 24 miles from Savannah on the rode to Macons out of the hundred men wee lost forty 3/43 the 10 btt was all that was in it apart of 3 Co of it 25 of Co C was in the fite Cornlis Alex Bob Query BM Ingram and my self we all come of safe but Bob Query I Dont no wether he was kild of taken prisner out of 25 men we lost 6 I am in the war now Mag But the Lord has Brot me Safe throw So far I fee like I am safe unde his han I am sory for Query no one noes how will stan or fall in war I dont no whether wee will stay here or no I think we will be in it in a few days a gin Sherman is comen on
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Thank you for making this letter available on line. The "Bob Query" mentioned in Robert C. Caldwell is my great, great grandfather. He was in the 10th Battalion, was a POW and is one of 30 or so confederate soldiers buried in Beaufort S.C. (U.S. Cemetary). Bob Query's wife was Matilda Caldwell Query, possibily a relative of Mr. Caldwell's.
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