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Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - Richmond, Va. - Transcript

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Richmond Va., Jan. 11th 1863


My Dear Wife
This leaves me in mutch better health then I bin a few days past. I was vary Sick but
have recovered again through the mercis of god. I hope this may find you and daughter
well and doing well. I am yet at the hospital. My general health is no better then When
you Saw me last. Richards [Richard C. Bellamy's]health is tolerable good. I have Some
money I wish to Send to you but don't like to Send it by mail but if you are in kneed of it I
will Send it. You will pleas let me know as Soon as you get this. I have also Richards
Degaratype [daguerreotype] which he Sends to Martha. He also Wants to Send Some
money home for Safe keeping. Mr. Wm Woods [possibly William M. Woods, Company
G] is gone on to the Redgiment. Its likely I will Send it by him. He lives near Monticello
but I don't know Whether I will See him as he returns or not. If I do I will Send it to Mr.
Alvin May and you can get it from there. I have no newes to write this time. Every thing
is Quiet. At present times is getting Harder every day. There is no chance for our brigad
to come back to Fla. [Florida] Wee will have to Rough et the best we Can til the warfare
is over if we Live. Nearly half of our company is Dead. Tell Mrs. Reames that She is
left a widow. Mr. Reames [Joshua Reams] died on the 9th of this month. I went to See
him every day until I was taken Sick. While I was confined to my bed he Died. The old
man suffered a grate Deal before he died. They carry off from one to two every Day
from this hospital. My Self Richard [Richard C. Bellamy] & Mal Slone [Malachi Slone,
Company D] is together and will Start back to our Redgimts tomorrow but cant Say how
long wee can Stay after we get there. Pleas write to me on receipt of this and give me all
the news of the country. I was Sorry to here that father was Wonded from the Shot of a
man Who cared not for his country. Give my best wishes to all the family. Richard
Sends his best respects to you all & wishes you to remember him. Clarisa if you have
forgotten me let me know it and I will marry one of those little dutch Women and rase a
family Jews here in Richmond. Direct your letter to Richmond Virginia company (D) 5
Fla. Volunteer in Care of J.C. Hatley [John Carroll Hately][Brig. Gen. Edward A.] Perrys
Brigad [Brigade]. I Remain your Affectionate Husband until

C.B. Bellamy

When you writ to Dick Direct your letters to company A of the Same Regt and care of
Same man


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




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Richmond Va., Jan. 11th 1863 My Dear Wife This leaves me in mutch better health then I bin a few days past. I was vary Sick but have recoverd again through the mercis of god. I hope this may find you and daughter well and doing well. I am yet at the hospital. My general health is no better then When you Saw me last. Richards [Richard C. Bella mys]health is tolerable good. I have Some money I wish to Send to you but dont like to Se nd it by mail but if you are in kneed of it I will Send it. You will pleas let me know as Soon as you get th is. I have also Richards Degaratype [daguerreotype] which he Sends to Martha. He also Wants to Send Some money home for Safe keeping. Mr. Wm W oods [possibly Willia m M. Woods, Company G] is gone on to the Redgiment. Its likely I will Send it by him. He lives near Monticello but I dont know Whether I will See him as he re turnes or not. If I do I will Send it to Mr. Alvin May and you can get it from there. I ha ve no newes to write this time. Every thing is Quiet. At present times is getting Harder every day. There is no chance for our brigad to come back to Fla. [Florida] Wee will have to Rough et the best we Can til the warfare is over if we Live. Nearly half of our company is Dead. Tell Mrs. Reames that She is left a widow. Mr. Reames [Joshua Reams] died on the 9th of this month. I went to See him every day until I was taken Sick. While I was confined to my bed he Died. The old man suffered a grate Deal before he died. They carry off from one to two every Day from this hospital. My Self Richard [Richard C. Bellamy] & Mal Slone [Malachi Slone, Company D] is together and will Start back to our Redgimts tomorrow but cant Say how long wee can Stay after we get there. Pleas wr ite to me on receipt of this and give me all the news of the country. I was Sorry to here that father was Wonded from the Shot of a man Who cared not for his country. Give my best wishes to all the family. Richard Sends his best respects to you all & wishes you to remember him. Clarisa if you have forgotten me let me know it and I will marry one of those little dutch Women and rase a family Jews here in Richmond. Direct your letter to Richmond Virginia company (D) 5 Fla. Volunteer in Care of J.C. Hatley [John Carroll Hately][Brig. Gen. Edward A.] Perrys Brigad [Brigade]. I Remain your Affectionate Husband until C.B. Bellamy When you writ to Dick Direct your letters to company A of the Same Regt and care of Same man Transcribed by Nicole J. Milano, University of Florida, 2008.