Granville Simpson Holt Civil War Letter

Camp Near Fredericks Burg
January the 20 1863

Wife of Holte

Dear Cosin

After some neglect of time on my part I seat my self this evening to drop you aftew lines in answer to your most welcom letter which came to hand some time since and its contents dierly notice. It found me in the enjoy ment of a reasonable portion of good health and this leaves me in the Same hopeing when it comes to hand it may find you and Family in the same great blessing I have nothing to communcate to you at this time that I fear will interest you Every thing thing seames to be cam and still hear at present but I do not know how long it will continue for ther was good deal fo excitement in camp the other day we had orders to cook up two day rashines. at first we thought that there was along march deperacunt but when we found out what was the matter it was not so pleasant attacking back. at [illegible] we was prepared to meet them they brought there Pontoons Briges down to the River as if they was goin to cross but I am in hopes that they will not cross hear this winter for I am very well satisfies a fighting for this time and would be glad to never hear tell of a nother one the longest day that I live But as I am in a huray to finish this letter to send it by Mr Hughes I sha1 soon bring it to a close I got the things that you sent me by Capt White and they was thankful received for I was needing them very bad they all came safe and sound I think I can stand the winter very well now I have got me a pare of shoos at last I should like to know whether you are out of ink or not you do not write but you may have a good reason for it You will please excus bad writing and spelling and write as soon as you get this and give me all of the news that is a float in the neighborhood who is married and who is dead so I will bring this short letter to a close by asking you to write soon and often and long letter and I will ever remain your affection Cosin till death G. S. Holte

Please direct to
Fredericks Burg v.a.
Care of Capt J S Vincent
6th Regt N. C. S. Troops
Co K

My tent mates send there best respect to you The boy all seames to be in good spirits so no more for this time G. S. Holte