Group Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa- July 2, 1862 - Levy County, Fla. (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - Levy County, Fla. - Transcript
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Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - Levy County, Fla. - Transcript
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Creator: Bellamy, Calvin
Publication Date: July 2, 1862
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Levy County Fla., July 2nd 1862

Dear Wife
After my love to you this leaves me Well at present, I hope this will find you and
Daughter the Same. I got back to camps Safe on Thursday after I left you. It did not cost
me Anything. I am not satisfied with this place. The insects are wor [worse] than I ever
saw them any where. I was on guard the next day After I got here and I could grab the
mosquitos by hand fulls. I thought they would Kill me before day. Our company is
nearly All Sick and gone home together. Wee have a Blockade lying about 4 miles from
us but There is more talk of peace now then then [sic] there has bin before. Dear Wife I
will send you Some money in a few days. I have not Received my money yet.I will get it
as Soon as lieutenant Coffee [Hill Bryan Coffee]gets back to camp. Wee Are looking for
him every day. He has got my money in persession. I wold send you something but there
is nothing kept to sell in Twenty miles of us So in a few days I send you money and you
can chuse for your Self. My Dear love do not uneasy your Self about me my health is
improving vary fast indeed. Wee get a plenty of fish and oysters here. Wee are Station
right on the bay. I think wee will Be able to return home by fall. I Stayed all knight with
george on monday after I left home. He was well. My Dear I want you to get me a Coat
and Send to me when i Send you the money as Soon as you can. Tell Salley I could not
get those things She told me but I will send her the money next week. Tell your farther
and mother to take this letter for theirs as well as yours as I have not time to wright mutch
now. Tell them to wright to me. Also tell the children to do the same as I wold Be glad to
here from you all at any time. Pleas don't forget me because I am not present. I am 200
miles from home by raleroad. I do not Know when i will come home again but as soon as
i can.Take good care of my baby until I Come back again and don't whip it. My dear love
I must winde up my letter By saying to you that my mind is ever on you. No man
knows the good of kind wife until he is separated from her but I hope The time is fast
approaching when wee will join to part no more. As i am drousey from Standing guard
all night I must close By giving you my cincere [sincere] love and remain Your
affectionate husband til death, farewell for this time., wright soon and often

C.B. Bellamy

[Written at the bottom of this letter]

Mrs. Sarah Morgan
Dear Sister after my respects to you and family this leaves me in better health than
common and I hope may reach you and family all the Same. Sister I have nothing of
importance to wright you. Wee have a hard time here. The insects are terable [terrible].
Wee can hardly live. Wee are Station right on the marsh. Wee get A plenty to eat So far
of everything bean flour syrup sugar coffee and lard but I don't now how long it will last.
I could not get the things you told me But I will Send you the money in a few Days. Pleas
wright to me and don't forget because i am gawn [gone]. Tell Isaac to wright to me also
for you maybe Sure I Shal want to see you all before I will get the chance to Come again.
Write to me as Soo[n] as you get this and give me all the newes you can. Give my love to
all the family connection at large also to Mr Smiths and family. I must close by Assribing

my love to you all and remain your] friend until Death. Direct your letter number four
East Fla. care of Capt. A.J. Lea [Andrew Jackson Lea].

Transcribed by Nicole J. Milano, University of Florida, 2008.

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