Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, February 8th, 1865

Febuary the 8,, 1865
Branshville, SC

Dear Wife

By the Blesing of god I am Well at this time I am 4 miles below Branshville on the River wating for the yanks to cum up again Then we will fight them and fall Back to the next River we lost a good many men the 3 of this month at Broxton Bridge Then we fel Back to the RR rode 20 miles west of Branshville there we took the train to Bransh we fite and run I expect wee will run past Harris Depo Before long hard times anit Beter cuming I hope I wodent be Seprised if we Dident fall back to Columba Sum of those nights Well Mag I Rec your leter at Branchville I was glad to here form you I got my mony and one leter since you rote Sumthing a bout pece well pece is a harmonious sound or it wod be to me // Cornlious Alexander is gone to Columbia with the mesels I dont think he will hardly get over them

Well Mag I hant much Nuse to comunicate to you I am well and hearty Sum times I get a nuf to eat and sum times I dont get half a nuf I By all I can get so I get a long Sum how my pants my Socks my coat is dun a bout I drawed one Shift o Shirt you ot to See me washing my cloth I Ned cloths Sirten

Well Mag Rite Soon and and often tel me how you are geting along and the Neighbors and the Nuse in generl tel maw hody for me my paper is Scarce

Nuthing more at present
R C Caldwell to M I Caldwell

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, February 8th, 1865
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. Robert writes that his unit has been fighting and retreating in battles near Branchville and Broxton Bridge, South Carolina, and says he expects they will fall back to Columbia soon. He says they lost a good number of men at Broxton Bridge. Robert tells Mag his health is good but sometimes he does not get enough to eat and his clothes are about done.
February 08, 1865
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12cm x 20cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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