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Civil WarCamp Near Yorktown April the 19 1862
My Dear Cousin
I write you afew lines to let you know whare we are, we are on the out post the yankees are shooting at our men constantly tho it is very cildom thay hit eny of them, thay havent shot but one man in our Regiment he was shot thursday,
he was shot in chin, his name was Tucker be long to Capt Carters Company, thay was a battle faught here last weorsday eavening thay a good maney killed on boath sides tho a great maney more on the enimys side than thay was on ours we was not in the ingagement theyankees sent a flag of truse this eavning to berry thar dead, if we have a general ingage ment

here I think it will settle the war for the best of the two armys is here, the yankee prisners that men have taken say that thay have got to whip or die here, and thay will have to die at least I hope so,

John got aletter from you the other day and one from Mary You must write to me soon and direct your letters to Yorktown please let sister Mary know when you get this tel her Pinkney has not got here yet he came with the wagons gave my best respects to all inquiring frends and share alarge portion for your self

Nothing more but remain your
afectionate Cousin

Jimmy Booker
Note: Company D of the 38th Virginia Infantry in Whitmell.


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