Soldier's Struggle To Get News
Centerville, Va. Sept. 15th, 1861
Father I take the present opportunity of dropping you a few lines to
let you know that I am enjoying good health at present and I hope that
these few lines may reach you enjoying the scarce blessing of life.
there is not much news up here we cannot get any where to get any news
and a news paper is a sarcity. there is not much prospect for a fight-
yet we have move a bout five miles. Since last I wrote we moved in about
one mile from Centerville 22 miles from Alaxandria our regiment is in
tolerable good heath at this time. it is getting tolerable cool up here
a coat is very comfortable and when we move we will press on towards
the city of Washington. the next fight will be at Alaxandria if there
is any. I wrote to you for some clothes. if have not sent them you can
direct them to the Mississippi clothing Depot mannassas junction and
I will get them. I want you to send me a good thick pair of gloves and
one of those thick wolen comfort for the neck and ears for I cannot
get such articles up here. every thing is powerful high and can hardly
be had. I have nothing more at present but remain yours
J. J. Wilson
write as soon as you get this and let me know how things are doing.
J. J. Wilson Letters, Mississippi Department of Archives and History,
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