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Gilmer Letters Civil War Letters of Russell County
Cedar Grove Oct the 25 1864

Dear Brothers
I received your kind letter the other day and was sorry to hear that you was sick and yesterday I read a nother letter from you yesterday to Charles stating you & Cum both had the feever & chills but I hope you both are better by this time. hayes you & Cum must try to get a furlow to come home while you are sick mabey you could get to come while you are sick. We want to see you both comeing home verry bad. We got a letter the other day from Rives had wrote it and give it to a prisnor that was a comeing out and he lost I or threw it away and a nother prisnor found it and mailed it and sent it to me. The letter was writ the 29 of Sept but we heard from him since he wrote some body wrote to Mr. henritzey and he said Rives had the mumps but was getting better. Hayes we killed a beef today Charles M. Browning shot it. Charles said for me to give you & Cum his best respects. We haven't commenced gathering corn yet I recon pa will commence in a few days we are don seeing (?) Jim is a great big boy and is mischeves as he can be hayes Sarah wrote to you a few days ago. I told her to tel you to write and let us no what clothes you want us to send to you both pa wil get you both a pair of boots made if he can Mr. Blackwell said he could come next

(remainder of letter missing)
transcribed by Donna Akers Warmuth 29 Nov 2007

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