23rd Georgia Infantry

Letters of John (A.J.F.) Avery Co. F

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This collection of five letters by John A.J.F. Avery, contains four written during the war to his family, and one that was written to him and his sister by his mother in 1853

DL1152.1
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Emmitt Geo June 16th/53.
Dear daughter & Son,
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I drop you these few lines that leaves me well, with all the family but Myrna She is a little indisposed to day. We trust these lines may find you all well. Mathew is still working at the steam mills in Montgomery County Dinons family is in tolerable health. Noless family is well. So is Jessies family Greens children are well. Jims family is well.—I wish you to write me to as soon as you get this & tell me how you all are & how your crops is—We are very dry up here it has been 10 weeks since we have had any rain. I want you to write me when you can come. I want to see you very bad.—
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Your Mother
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Rebecca Landers
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DL1152.2
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Shepardstown Va June 27th 1863
Shepardstown Hospital Va
Miss Martha Avery
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Dear Miss
Excuse the liberty I take in addressing you this short epistle. It will unfold to you and family painful inteligence. By the dispensation of a kind Providence your Brother Mr A. W. Avery was on yesterday near 11 Oclock removed from this evil & wicked world to a land of Spirits
He was sent to this Hospital some 5 days since suffering with Pneumonia. Yesterday 26th he departed this life and I hope has entered a better state. he had all the attendance that could be given him from the attendants of the hospital and from the Ladies (God Bless them) sweeat messengers in time of affliction they [?] to his wants as far as in their power to aleviate his sufferings. we will bury him decently today and marke his last resting place.
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Very Respectly &c
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Lieut. W. Mighter
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Clerk
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DL1152.3
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Mch 1 1863
Camp Neare P Port Royal Varginia March 1
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Dear Father and
Mother
I seat my self to drop you some fiew Lines to infor you that I am well at the presant time and I truley wish that those fiew Lines may come saft to hand find you Both well. I can say to you that we have got orders to march in the morning we are just a goin to change camps. it is genarly though that Pease will be made soon as posobel and I hope it will be made by the first of May next if it is you may look fore me soon afterwardes Becase I am getting tyard of war. I can say to you that we dont get enuff to eat heare We get one pound of flower to the man per day and one pound of Beef and it is so pore we cant get gress to greas our shoos [paper hole] weare our shose without greese But the yankes are suffern as well as us And I beleave we can whip them in 3 more monts I can say to you that there was a man shot heare yeastardy he dezerted 3 times in tim of Battel and he was shot yeastarday there was twelve men detald to shoot him tha stood about 5 stepes from him and shot every ball thru him he belong to the 6 N.C. Regt. Compy D. it was anoffel site to see our sou Southern solgiers in that way / So I will clos my letter Write as soon as posebel
Mr. A. W. Avrey To Mr. William Avrey
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Camp Neare Winchester Va June the 16 1863
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Dear brother
I this day seat my self to drop you some fiew lines to informe you that I am well as comon and I truly wish those fiew lines may saftley rech you and find you well I can say to you that I received yore kind letter to day and was glad to Hear from you I could tell you a rite smart if I had time to rite we have captured seven thousand Prisners and just as meney waggons as we want and Horseses and Bacon and flower and coffee and eney thing we wanted we taken Winchester and never lost no men hardley we ob only lost one kild at out of our Regt we got severl wounded we only got too wounded in our Company J N Langley and B R Barttal was wounded We have got orders to be Redey to move at eney time we dont have eney Eide of where we are going but I no we are going to wards the yankees so I will come to a close by siging my Name A W Avrey to
to John F Avrey Rite soon
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DL1152.5
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Camp Near Savannah ga Sept 22 1863
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Dear father and Mother Brother and Sisters I this day seat my self to drop sum few lines to let you no that I am not very well Milton had the fever last nite but he is up to day I recive you letter of the [paper fold] glad to here from you an that you was well I want you to write every week and let me here from home for I want here from you all every week if could I will write every week you rote to me to no what we are doing we ant doing aney thing here at this time can say to you that we have got or orders to move we are going a bout 7 miles below here it is twelve miles from Savannah Thomas Register is at home and I want you to send me two Pare of socks by him when he comes back an send my [?] pants all so if he can fetch them an send Milton some too an send u us to Both some money if you pleas by him / you rote to me to write all the news I have none to Rite but hard times I can say to you that we got tolable plenty to eat now Mother I wish I was there to eat potatoes with you for I dont get non unless I pay 50 cents a quart for them [paper fold]
I wish you could send me some from home I just no they would eat good I want you to rite every week and let here from you an I will rite every week all so an let you here from me So Nothing more at this time only I Remans your loveing Son until death
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John F Avery an [?]
to William an Avery
Susan Avery
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