Rolla Oct the 16th 1864
I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well at this time and I hope when these few lines come to hand they will find you well. I received your letter and was glad to hear from you and to hear that you was well. You said that pop sent me 3 one dollar bills in William Davis letter. I got them the clothes I left my clothes with the boys and the box was sent to Tom Collins. My name is on them. The things I sent hat coat pants. So many of you wrote to me that you wanted me to write the truth about home. I would like to be at home better than here. I want pap to write how he is getting along with his hogs and corn. I tell all of the folks up there that I want them to write to me and tell David write to me. I want you to write how Uncle John is getting along.
We have been looking for old Price here but he hant coming this time. We are well fortified at this place. We have 2 forts one of them will turn the devil. I haven’t been in the other one yet. We have had a hard time, stand in the yard for about two weeks. We stood every other night and work on the fort when the war on goes. Mathis Wellman is well. So no more at this time. Write soon.
Columbus Knapp to Mary An Knapp
Columbus Knapp (1846-1865) Died of Disease
Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 9/1/1864 at St Joseph, MO as a Private. On 9/1/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. MO 44th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment)
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