John Wood was born in Scotland in 1841 and was about 10 years old when they emigrated to Texas. He joined the Confederate forces with his brothers-in-law in Hill County, Texas and went off to war.
September the 8th, 1863
I take the present opportunity of writing you a few lines to let you know how I’m getting along. I’m well now but have been sick. There is a great deal of sickness in our regiment now. Out of 800 there is not more than one hundred able for duty. Mem Murphy & Bob Frazier is in the country sick. I’ve got nothing new to tell you but Doak has got a furlough he will bring this letter home to you and he can tell you more than I can. Archy is well.
I hope this will find you all well. I’m in a hurry. I will have to bring letter to a close.