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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - [Greenville?, S.C.] - Transcript

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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - [Greenville?, S.C.] - Transcript
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Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 7th.
Civil War
History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- United States
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North America -- United States of America

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Cosmo O. Bailey Papers

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[Greeneville?] Feb. 1st, 1863


Dear Mother
I got the things you sent me [by?] Tom Turner a day or two ago, for which I am much
obliged to you. Tom came on up here and brought his box with him. I don't know who
to give the socks to. Every one [everyone] seems to have about enough. I don't know
but that I shall have to keep them myself for I wear out socks very fast.

The Captain got a trunk full of good things by Tom, cakes, [sausages?], and a [ham?].
Several of the boys got meat and other things that Tom brought to them. We are ordered
to leave for Knoxville tomorrow. We are so well fixed up here I had rather stay here a
while longer. We are faring fine now. We have butter, eggs, chickens, etc., and when
we go back to Knoxville we can't get such things without paying very high for them.
Gen. Price passed here yesterday on his way to Richmond I suppose. I was not down to
the rail road and so did not get to see him but several of the boys did see him. They say
he is a large, fat, grey headed old fellow. I weiged [weighed] the other day and how
much do you supposed it was? 144 with my coat on and one hundred and thirty eight
with it off. So you see I have not fallen off any. I weighed [137?] pounds the Saturday
before I left [home?] Charley [Charles F. Bailey] says that I [look?] almost [as?] poor in
my likeness as I did when home. The reason of that is that I had to sit so far [away?]
from [the?] instrument so that my gun could be taken. I don't know what is the matter
with me. It looks like as if I can't write without making a mistake. Just look at the
places I have crossed [since?] I began this page. Tomorrow the election comes off. The
managers have been appointed and every thing is ready for it but, as we are to leave here
tomorrow I don't know whether the election will be held or not. I don't think Gov.
Broome [Governor James E. Broome] stands much chance with this regemint [regiment].
The votes will be mostly divided between Captains Martin [John Marshall Martin?] and
Gettis [James Gettis, Company B, 7th Florida]. Capt. Martin was here the day before
yesterday and made a speech. He says that he thinks the race is between Gov. Broome
and himself. I am well and hope you all are so too.

Your Affectionate Son
C.O. Bailey [Cosmo O. Bailey]

When I get to Knoxville I will put stamps on my letters again.

Item 49855. Transcribed by Nicole Milano, University of Florida, 2008.




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[Greeneville?] Feb. 1st, 1863 Dear Mother I got the things you sent me [by?] Tom Turn er a day or two ago, for which I am much obliged to you. Tom came on up here and br ought his box with him. I dont know who to give the socks to. Every one [ever yone] seems to have about enough. I dont know but that I shall have to keep them myse lf for I wear out socks very fast. The Captain got a trunk full of good things by Tom, cakes, [sausages?], and a [ham?]. Several of the boys got meat and other things that Tom brought to th em. We are ordered to leave for Knoxville tomorrow. We are so we ll fixed up here I had rather stay here a while longer. We are faring fine now. We have butter, eggs, chickens, etc., and when we go back to Knoxville we cant get such th ings without paying very high for them. Gen. Price passed here yester day on his way to Richmond I suppose. I was not down to the rail road and so did not get to see him but several of the bo ys did see him. They say he is a large, fat, grey headed old fellow. I weiged [weighed] the other day and how much do you supposed it was? 144 with my coat on and one hundred and thirty eight with it off. So you see I have not fallen off any. I weighed [137?] pounds the Saturday before I left [home?] Charley [Charles F. Ba iley] says that I [look?] almost [as?] poor in my likeness as I did when home. The reason of that is that I had to sit so far [away?] from [the?] instrument so that my gun could be taken. I dont know what is the matter with me. It looks like as if I cant write without making a mistake. Just look at the places I have crossed [since?] I began this pa ge. Tomorrow the election comes off. The managers have been appointed and every thing is ready for it but, as we are to leave here tomorrow I dont know whether the election wi ll be held or not. I dont think Gov. Broome [Governor James E. Broome] stands much chance with this regemint [regiment]. The votes will be mostly divided between Ca ptains Martin [John Marshall Martin?] and Gettis [James Gettis, Company B, 7th Florida]. Capt. Martin was here the day before yesterday and made a speech. He says that he thinks the race is between Gov. Broome and himself. I am well and hope you all are so too. Your Affectionate Son C.O. Bailey [Cosmo O. Bailey] When I get to Knoxville I will pu t stamps on my letters again. Item 49855. Transcribed by Nicole M ilano, University of Florida, 2008.