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In Their Own Words

August 21, 1863

Civil War Soldier was Sick and Hungry

A Georgia soldier, writing home to his wife, tells her of being ill and not having much to eat.

“…I have got a bad cold an some fever but I hope I will soon be over that. I have got a fever an the trimbles so I cant hardly write so you can understand it. I was very sorry to hear that you an the children was all so sick I hope you will soon be well again. …I want you to be as saving as you can an keep all the money you can for it takes about all I draw to keep me half enough to eat besides what provisions I draw. …”

Source: Katherine S. Holland (ed.), Keep All My Letters: The Civil War Letters of Richard Henry Brooks, 51st Georgia Infantry (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2003), pp. 100-101.