Camp Bradford Near Huntsville Ala October 21st 1861

Mrs. Sarah Doss

Dear wife and children these lines leaves me well and in fine spirts at this time and hope that these lines will come to you and find you all in the enjoyment of gods blessing I have nothing strang to communicate to you the times is tolerable tight on us the boys or some of them gits somewhat mad at the way we are treated and in fact the Boys has a right to complain at some of the treatment for our company has been imposed on by the head Officer But we in general submit without Ceramony.It becomes my painful duty to let you all now that Daniel Clubb is dead he died on the 19th inst he has been lingering for some time and then took measles and got on the mend and took congestive chills and lives but a day or two we paid the last tribute of Respect to him on yesterday at the Graveyard he is gone to his long resting place peace be to his ashes the Boys in general is on the mend tho before I pen another sheet of paper there may be some more of our Beloved boys in the same condition that Clubbs at present I hope for Better things tho some of our Regt dies nearly every day Tho I think it possible that the sickness will stope in a short time the measles and mumps is passing by us and I hope that the health of the Regt will Improve.I read your letter on the 11th inst. and was glad to hear that you was all well and doing well I cannot tell anything about comming to see you for it is uncertain I wrote to W.E. Minter to tell you to try and come up and see me but you have read them lines before now and it is usless to wrlte anything more about it if you cannot come write often to me and let me know how you are getting along.Dear wife and children I hope I will be permitted to see you all again but if I see you no more try to do the best that you can I have got clothing enough to do me this winter Mr. Landrum Brought a load of Blankets and clothing up from Jefferson the ladies has all furnished us plenty very kindly All praise to the Jefferson Ladys. Nothing more but Remains your loving husband and father until Death

Ambrose Doss to Sarah Doss and children

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