Richmond Va Camp lee
September the 14 1862

Dear father And mother and Sister
I Seat my Self down to drop yow
A few lines to let yow know
that I am well at present hoping
when theas few lines Comes to
hand they may find you in
the Same health now I am
by my Self they boys is gone
to preaching I Saw they
preacher yestoday we are fairing
tollibol well now at present I
went abowt one mile for Straw
yester eaving Jack and Joel Allen
went with me after Straw I
more than ever I Saw before I
Saw athrasher that was on
away an it thrash and clean
both at once I have Saw more
than I Cood tell yow in month
I Saw their ariller driling Sceince
I came hear they left hear
this morning for petersburg
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they news was that they yankees
was in abowt 12 mils of peterburg
We had no tent to lay tell last
night it Seem like home now
to what it did I wood like to
be at home if I cood bwt I
think I will get home before
long I dont know how long
we will Stay hear our Regement
is gone to panesilvana I Serpose
it is gone their and dont think
We will get of from hear for a good
while it nowthing to hear agun
to Shoot hear I have herd
five or six guns Shoot sceince
I Set down to Right theas few
So no more at present
Bwt Remaing your freind
tell death
William H Brotherton
to thomas Brotherton
Rite in haste be Sertain
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Camp Lee September
14 1862

Dear granmother I Seat my
Self down to let yow know
that I am well at present
hoping when theas few lines
comes to hand they may
find you enjoying the Same
kind blessing I have Saw
a good Deal Sceince I left
home I wood like to see
you all the best in the
wor[l]d I tell yow times
is tollibol Rwff hear
I am verry well Satisfied
better than I exspected
Poly howard from William Brotherton
So no more at present
bwt Remaing your
freind tell death

when you write direct
your letter to Richmon
Va Camp lee in care of liwe
tenant thomson

September 14, 1862


Co. K, 23rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Name Variant: 
Goes by Elizabeth, Betsy
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Lee"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2011

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