Letter from Stringer, Daniel Emory

Soldier: Stringer, Daniel Emory
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 32nd Infantry
Home State: Georgia
Date Written: Saturday, March 12th, 1864
Location: Near Jacksonville
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Commanders, Comrades, Daily Life, Eastern Theater, Friends, Religion, Suffering

Dear Mary, I seat myself on a stump this morning to drop you a few lines to let you know that I am well. I have not been able to write sooner on account of rain and my paper got wet and I had to get paper from Dan (Daniel Forest, Wife's Relative) and John they are here and well and we are 16 miles of Jacksonville now but we have orders to leave to day at 2 oclock for Jalaca down on St. Marys River I passed by the battle ground of Olustee and saw many dead horses our company is in Finnigans brigade we have been in mud and water for two days without tents. I have to stretch my blanket I bought me a good oil cloth yesterday for 15 dollars large enough to cover me up very well I am as well satisfied as I expected to be but there is not many satisfied here all wants to leave this section of the country. I am afrade that I shall be badly bothered with my clothing Mollie I do not know when I will get a letter from you direct your letter to Baldwin Fla Berniau batallion company C in care of Capt. C.P. Crawford I have but little time write you must excuse mistakes give my love to all the connections and friends kiss the children and pray for me and them I think theres some good folks here there has been prayer meeting several times our company all wants to the guns we are armed with the Austrian rifle write soon yours truly till death

D E Stringer

Dan has got him a watch at 138 dollars

Good by