I have recently transcribed the Francis Marion Hardman letters and reference is made to a couple of Murdocks from Cobb County, Ga.I was able to only transcribed one of the names- "Willis".This other is ....y? Murdock.Anyone have any idea who these Murdock men are.Were they in the Phillips Legion from Cobb Co?
December 7, 1862 Dear wife it is with great pleasure I take my pen in hand to let you know how I am at this time i am in good helth at this time I hope this may come safe to hand and find you and the children all in good helth we have had some very bad wether for fore or five days the smoke has come sow near puting out my eyes that I can’t hardley see how to wright I was on picket the other day and I cold see the yankes by droves in about one hundred and fifty yards of me I did no feel like I was in any more danger than I did when I was at home to.......................I think than yankes I want you to write to me how much corn you made and how much of everything else you made and how the hogs and cows is doing and write to me whether you got my likness or not I have sent you forty five dollars I want you to write to me whether you have got it or not I sent twenty five by harvey Mckeey(NOTE- this is Pvt Harvey McKee, Comp M, WIA 9/14/62 at Fox’s Gap Md, He dies 6/6/64 of disease at a Confederate hospital at Liberty, Virginia) and I sent twenty dollars by ..y murdock. I sent it(to) father and sent him word to cary it to you we live very hard hear if we got any thing hear besides beefe and bread we have to pay very hy(high) for it. We have to pay fifty cents for a litle cabdg about as large as my fist and one dolar for a quart of peese and and me and wiles(Willis) murdock is got a mess boiling for diner we will have a great diner today you may think I mite write something about the war but in fact you know as much about the war as I do We think we will go to the coust before long but I don’t know whether we will or knot I hope we wil go I would bee the hapyes you ever saw if I was just at home where I cold just lye by tha fier of a night on the nacked flore we see rouff times hear and we cant help our selfes we have had two larg snows hear and a heape of very cold wether we pass off the time hear very well taking all things in consideration you must keep in(NOTE- apparently the last line was cut off during microfilming. Probably the next line is the last one)