Jun. 2, 1863. J.M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

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                                          June The 2nd 1863

Dear Wife

                 This will inform you that I am

well at this time hoping this may

find you and the family well to

gether with the rest of the connections

. . .to you, only we are camped in the

woods this Evening but I cant say

how long we may stay we have

Been doing some very hard

Marching since I wrote to you last

which was very Disagreeable in

this dusty country the weather is

 very dry and this the worst watered

country that I ever saw in my

life the water is cistern or Pond water

and it is just as warm as water

can Be made By the sun

William Rich is at the Hospital

sick But the last a count from

him he was on the mend I have

not heard from home since

some time Before we left Charleston

and I Began to want to hear from

 

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you all very bad I stated in my

last letter to you to get me a substitute

if you could get him for them two lots

of Land and if you can get one send

him on for I am anxious to get out of

the Wars we are Expecting afight

daily But I cant say when it may

it may come off I am inhopes not

at all we have got a very large Army at

this Post and we are advancing

slowly upon the yankee

lines I am thinking when it comes

off it will be a hard fight

I dont suppose that they will be

any chance for me to get to come

home at any Period short for they

wont grant Furloughs to soldiers

while traveling a bout in this way

I will close I want you to write

soon as you get this and give

me all the news Give my

Love to all and accept the

Love felt by a husband towards a

wife nothing more But remains

yours as ever          J. M. Cannon

                                Malinda Cannon

 

 

 

                                                                                                         

 June the 2nd, 1863

Dear wife,

      This will inform you that I am well at this time, hoping this may find you and the family well together with the rest of the connections ---------------------------------------

to you only we are camped in the woods this evening, but I canít say how long we may stay. We have been doing some very hard marching since I wrote to you last, which was very disagreeable in this dusty country. The weather is very dry and this the worst-watered country that I ever saw in my life. The water is cistern or pond water, and it is just as warm as water can be made by the sun. William Rich is at the hospital sick, but the last account from him he was on the mend. I have not heard from home since some time before we left Charleston, and I began to want to hear from you all very bad. I stated in my last letter to you to get me a substitute if you could get him for them two lots of land, and if you can get one send him, for I am anxious to get out of the wars. We are expecting a fight daily, but I canít say when it may come off. I am in hopes not at all. We have got a very large army at this post, and we are advancing slowly upon the Yankee lines. I am thinking when it comes off it will be a hard fight. I donít suppose that they will be any chance for me to get to come home at any period short, for they wonít grant furloughs to soldiers while traveling about in this way. I will close. I want you to write soon as you get this and give me all the news. Give my love to all, and accept the love felt by a husband towards a wife. Nothing more, but remains yours as ever.

        J. M. Cannon

        Malinda Cannon

 

 

 

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