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R.P. Crawford to Dear Cousin William Estes, September 29, 1861, page 1

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  • September th 29th 1861. At Michels sound on the see Dear Cosen Wm Eastis I now take the liberty of Drop ing you these few lins in order to let you no that I am well at this time hoping at the same time that these few lins may find you & family in the same state of helth. I and all of the Redgment is in campt near the see cost not more than 2 hundred yards from the Beach you can stay in the encampment and See all the Steam Boats and steam Ships Running all the time it is a grand seen to see all the Steamers Running up and Down to and fro. you may stand on the Beach and look as far and as your Eys can see and it is nothing But one world of water. We have the See Breeses which is as helthy as the are up whare yo live. The water that we have is the very worst of water. Such as you never Drank in your Life the wigeltails is as thick as Bees in gum when tha one Bus hel of Bees in the gum. that is all the falt that I Can find. We all have Drawd our uniforms and tha ar as fine as hart [?] Can ______ . tha ar a gray sack Coats with a Row of the finist Brass Buttons up the Breast [?] the Pants is prety much the same onley [?] tha is a Black Stripe up the ledgs. tha ar nice and Caps all so. our guns is heare Ready for Desterbution The Fleete is seen Every Day tha Come in sight and last night tha Came in sight of us. We ar looking for an a tact in very short time. I think that tha is from six to ten thousand yankees in the fleete though we Do not no whether this thing is true or not But the yankes ar seen Counstant ly. our Boy s went over on a littel istand o this morning and seen them in a small Distance. I think that we will Be in a fight Before any one Elce. and I hope So We Drawd our guns to Day and tha ar the Missisppi Rifels We ar Ready for them now and any other time I Could wright Ten thousand thing But I have Rote Six or seven letters to Day. and you must Excuse me. Wright to me as soon as you Recive this letter Direct your letter to Wilmington 25th Rdg NC in Care of Col T L Clingman in Care of Captain T.D. Bryson Co B. So nothing more But Remains yours until Death R.P. Crawford
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  • In a letter of September 29, 1861, R.P. Crawford writes to William Estes describing his location where he was stationed on the coast and giving his estimate of a looming fight involving a Union force.
  • September th 29th 1861. At Michels sound on the see Dear Cosen Wm Eastis I now take the liberty of Drop ing you these few lins in order to let you no that I am well at this time hoping at the same time that these few lins may find you & family in the same state of helth. I and all of the Redgment is in campt near the see cost not more than 2 hundred yards from the Beach you can stay in the encampment and See all the Steam Boats and steam Ships Running all the time it is a grand seen to see all the Steamers Running up and Down to and fro. you may stand on the Beach and look as far and as your Eys can see and it is nothing But one world of water. We have the See Breeses which is as helthy as the are up whare yo live. The water that we have is the very worst of water. Such as you never Drank in your Life the wigeltails is as thick as Bees in gum when tha one Bus hel of Bees in the gum. that is all the falt that I Can find. We all have Drawd our uniforms and tha ar as fine as hart [?] Can ______ . tha ar a gray sack Coats with a Row of the finist Brass Buttons up the Breast [?] the Pants is prety much the same onley [?] tha is a Black Stripe up the ledgs. tha ar nice and Caps all so. our guns is heare Ready for Desterbution The Fleete is seen Every Day tha Come in sight and last night tha Came in sight of us. We ar looking for an a tact in very short time. I think that tha is from six to ten thousand yankees in the fleete though we Do not no whether this thing is true or not But the yankes ar seen Counstant ly. our Boy s went over on a littel istand o this morning and seen them in a small Distance. I think that we will Be in a fight Before any one Elce. and I hope So We Drawd our guns to Day and tha ar the Missisppi Rifels We ar Ready for them now and any other time I Could wright Ten thousand thing But I have Rote Six or seven letters to Day. and you must Excuse me. Wright to me as soon as you Recive this letter Direct your letter to Wilmington 25th Rdg NC in Care of Col T L Clingman in Care of Captain T.D. Bryson Co B. So nothing more But Remains yours until Death R.P. Crawford