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Gilmer Letters Civil War Letters of Russell County
Camp near Goldsboro Feb the 28th 1864
Dear Sister   As this is sunday eavening & the air is very pleasant I will drop you a few lines merely to inform you that we are well and doing as well I reckon as any soldiers are in the Confederate servise I have no news of any importance to write, every thing seems quiet I dont hear of any fighting going on any where and I hope their wont be much mor fighting in this war or if we have to fight it out I want them to get at it for I am getting a little tired of it the women down hear all or most all I have seen chew smoke & snuff tobacco isent that a disgrase to the confederasy if not I will quit chewing and let the women have it all Martha I want to know what is the reason you all dont write oftener I havent got a letter now in too or three weeks. I want some of you to send me & Cum as much sugar as we can eat I think one more good bat[...] will do me the war through send us a pair of socks a peas & all the little eatables that Bill will bring if I wasent dull dull this eavening I would try write letter like a man ought to but perhaps you can read this you must be sure and not forget the sugar part, tell Pa & Ma howdy for me & that I would like to hear from them once & a while. your affectionate brother
C. H. Gilmer
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