Camp Near Goldsboro N.C.)
Jan. 24th 1863 )
My dear Ma.
I hav'nt much news to write
but as the boys are out some where
I will take advantage of the opportu-
nity to tell you I am still well, and
to enquire as to you all, We are still
in Camp with less than a mile of Golds
boro. We have good tents and have built
us a chimney that makes us as com-
fortable as if we were in a house,"
Four of us are messing together now
Judge Dailey (Lt. Dailey) Jim Dailey, Hugh Bridges
and myself. We have hired
us a boy at $16.00 per month, who cooks
makes fires brings us water and blacks
our boots. So we are quite comfortable
now, I have made a draw on the
Confederacy and have paid up all my
debts. I have still have plenty left to
pay my washing bill and pay for a
good dinner when ever I feel disposed
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