Headqwarters Near Federicksburg
January the 15 1862 [1863]
Dear Sister I take the pleasure of
Right you afew lines to let you
know that I am well at present
hoping when theas few lines
comes to hand they may find yow
all well I got aletter from yow
was wrote the 30 of december I was
glad to hear from you temple
thomson got aletter it that your
mother had ben Right bad off
with asore thoat bwt was getting
better I hant got mutch time
to Right for I am engage in
bilding a Shanty I have got
it all done bwt the chimly
we are all bilding winter
qwarter I tell you I fell like
home in it I want yow
to Send Something to eat
with uncil Henry Jo Allen
wants something two I herd
that he wasint gowing to
fetch any thing only for Jack
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I wood like for yow to Send
me a knife with him any
kind will do and tobacco and
paper and ink So I must
Bring my letter to aclose
By Saying farewell
at the present to
Elizabeth Brotherton
From W H Brotherton

Dear Mother I take my
pen in hand to let yow
know that I am well at
and fat Jack Sends his
Best Respect yow all

William H Brotherton

tell James Henry
M[?]get Poly we got them
Apples tell granny howdy
for me

January 15, 1862


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


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 


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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