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

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Florida Hospital, Richmond Va., December 25th 62


Well this is Chrismas day and I have not received a letter from you yet. This is Chrismas
Such as I never have Seen before. It is the dullest time here I ever Seen any where for the
time though wee had a fine Eggnogue this morning and A fine Dinner today but all this
don't Seem like home to me. I wold [would] rather get a letter from you today then have
all the engoyment can be offered to me but I cant get it. I will only continue to write
every chance not expecting to get any answer at all. Men are dying vary fast in the
hospital. Every day or two one goes out. I Saw Richard [Richard Bellamy] this morning.
Wee have bin in two hundred yards of Each other for a month and neather of us new
[knew] it until yestaday evening. He is well though he had a Sevear [severe] Spell of
pneumonia. My health is not vary good. I can hobble about in a Slow walk is about all. I
hope this may fine you all in good health and ready to write. I think it wont be long if I
am Spared before peace Will be made.

My Dear pleas write to me once more if no more. The last letter I got was written Oct 23
and I Realy think you had ought to have Written Since that time. There has bin Six or
Seven Died in this house Since I came here. Willis Drew and Solm Slone, William Drew
and Silas Lea has died out of our company also Elzy Leak all in about 6 weeks, though
neather of these men died at this house. Every thing is quiet about the army. I must close
as my paper is out. Nothing more but Remain yours til Death.

C.B. Bellamy


Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.




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Florida Hospital, Richmond Va., December 25th 62 Well this is Chrismas day and I have not received a letter from you yet. This is Chrismas Such as I never have Seen before. It is the dullest time here I ever Seen any where for the time though wee had a fine Eggnogue this morning and A fine Dinner today but all this dont Seem like home to me. I wold [would] ra ther get a letter from you today then have all the engoyment can be offered to me but I cant get it. I will only continue to write every chance not expecting to get any answer at all. Men are dyi ng vary fast in the hospital. Every day or two one goes out. I Sa w Richard [Richard Bellamy] this morning. Wee have bin in two hundred yards of Each other for a month and neather of us new [knew] it until yestaday evening. He is well though he had a Sevear [severe] Spell of pneumonia. My health is not vary good. I can hobble about in a Slow walk is about all. I hope this may fine you all in good health and rea dy to write. I think it wont be long if I am Spared before peace Will be made. My Dear pleas write to me once more if no mo re. The last letter I got was written Oct 23 and I Realy think you had ought to have Written Since that time. There has bin Six or Seven Died in this house Since I came here Willis Drew and Solm Slone, William Drew and Silas Lea has died out of our company al so Elzy Leak all in about 6 weeks, though neather of these men died at this house. Ever y thing is quiet about the army. I must close as my paper is out. Nothing mo re but Remain yours til Death. C.B. Bellamy Transcribed by Christopher A. Bake r, University of Florida, 2008.