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Civil War Letters of William (Billy) A. Elliott
Letter #17

Hanover Junction Va
May 19 1863

Dear Father I take the present opportunity to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well and to answer your kind and affectionate letter to which I receive when David Hunter came back and I was glad to hear from you all but I was sorry to hear that you got disappointed and did not get to come and see me but I hope these few lines may find you all well.  well father I have no news of importance to communicate to you at this time.  ever thing is quiet at this time and I hear now word of any fighting at this time.  We have drew our money again twenty two dollars a peace.  I have got $46 and I want to send home some but I donít know when I will ever get a chance and the officers is making out the payrols to day for $22 more.  they are going to pay us up to the last day this time.  The furloughs has stop while we stay in Virginia and if they donít give no more you must come out when you get done laying by corn.  You can tell Aunt Jince that Cyrus and Jonas and Samuel is all well.  I will state to you that we are geting plenty to eat now.  I did think a while that they was going to let all starve to death.  I am well satisfied heare for we donít have to wade so many swamps like we did when we was in the eastern part of North Carolina.  well believe I have rote all that I can think of at this time.  I want you to rite me all the news and how wheat looks and how you are getting a long with your crop and I want to now how Kit plows.  this is the meanest place to get male I ever saw.  I have not got but one letter sence I have bin here So will close for this time by requesting you to rite soon and often.  So I will close by and by.  Remaining your true loving son until death.

William A Elliotte to his Father R W Elliotte

P S direct to Richmond Virginia 11 Regt Co A General Petty Grew brigade and D H Hill Division

To William A Elliott
Fredericks Burg Va
11 Regt Co A General Pettygrew Brigade
D H Hill Devision

This letter was delivered in the same envelope

Hanover Junction
May 20 1863

Dear Father I seat my self this morning to rite you a few lines to let you know that I am well and hope those few lines may find you all injoying the same good blessings of health.  I am going to send $20 in this letter.  That is all that I will send at this time for feare I los it.  So I will close for this time.  So Rite soon and let me know whether you get it or not.

W A Elliotte

To R W Elliotte

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