Headquarters Near Federicksburg
Febwary the 6 1863
Dear Father And mother and sister I
take my pen inhand to let yow know
that I am well at present hoping
when theas few lines comes to hand
they may find yow well I nothing
inportant to Right only times is civil
hear it snowd all day yestoday hear
and then it turn warm in the eaving
and commence Raining and was all
melted this morning I want yow to
Right and give me all the news what
theas old concrips is gowing to do I think
if they have to come owt they had
better come to this compay I Rather
be hear than in old North Carolina
for it healthy than their I dont think
we will have to fight is mutch
hear as they will their and they will
be in acompany that they know
I tell yow it is heap Better to be
with their freinds yow can tell them
So and yow can tell them that I dont
want them to take my word for it
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this is to William Brotherton and
uncil John And uncil Hiarm this
my oppenion about this matter
So that is anowghf on that Subject
to thomas Brotherton
from W H Brotherton
Dear granmother I am well at
present hoping yow are all well
and doing well I wood like to
see yow all very well So no
more at present to Poly Howard
from W H Brotherton
I want to know if yow have
got all the things I sent home
an what yow think of them
father I want yow to try and
get owtten Dept if yow can
I will try and help yow all
I Can
So no more at
present Right Soon

February 6, 1863


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: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2011
This letter also addresses "Uncil Hiarm (Brotherton?)" and his grandmother, Polly Howard.

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