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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - Camp Near Petersburg, Va. - Dec. 20, 1864 - Transcript

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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - Camp Near Petersburg, Va. - Dec. 20, 1864 - Transcript
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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - Camp Near Petersburg, Va. - Dec. 20, 1864
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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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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Bailey15

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Florida and the Civil War
Cosmo O. Bailey Papers

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[Fragile and severely damaged letter]
Camp near Petersburg, Dec. 20th, [1864?]

Dear Mother
Today is [ ?] [ ?] [and a very dull one?] [ ?] [I and intend to go?] [Three Lines
Illegible] My dinner today was as good [ ?] [ ?] than it was [_ ?] Christmas.
[ ?] spent in Tenn [Tennessee?] we only had some [_?] boiled [_?] a little fresh
[ ?] [One Line Illegible] all boiled together rather a poor dinner don't you think so?
Mrs. Reed sent our brigade a few chickens and other things from Richmond, cooked
today but not enough to do any good. I will tell you what our company got. For [200?]
men we got half of a duck [_?] small biscuits a little piece of [bacon?]

[Half Page Illegible]

I have about given [ ?] I heard last night that [_?] had been [eva_?] I hope
[ ?] will come on now as I just [ ?] have been keeping him at [Sa_?] I have not
heard from you since your letter of the [4th?] I wrote to you a few days ago and [sent?]
[ ?] hand I have drawn a pair of shoes at last. Write Often.

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

Item 49863. Transcribed by Nicole Milano, University of Florida. 2008.




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[Fragile and severely damaged letter] Camp near Petersburg, Dec. 20th, [1864?] Dear Mother Today is [___?] [ ____?] [and a very dull one?] [___?] [I and intend to go?] [Three Lines Illegible] My dinner today was as good [ __?] [___?] than it was [____?] Christmas. [___?] spent in Tenn [Tennessee?] we only had some [___?] boiled [___?] a little fresh [____?] [One Line Illegible] all boiled together rather a poor dinner dont you think so? Mrs. Reed sent our brigade a few chickens and other things from Richmond, cooked today but not enough to do any good. I will tell you what our company got. For [200?] men we got half of a duck [__?] smal l biscuits a little piece of [bacon?] [Half Page Illegible] I have about given [______?] I heard last ni ght that [___?] had been [eva___?] I hope [____?] will come on now as I just [___?] have been keeping him at [Sa__?] I have not heard from you since yo ur letter of the [4th?] I wrote to you a few days ago and [sent?] [___?] hand I have drawn a pair of shoes at last. Write Often. Your Affectionate Son C.O. Bailey [Cosmo O. Bailey] Item 49863. Transcribed by Nicole M ilano, University of Florida. 2008.