March the 10 1863
Headqwarter Near
Fredericksburg Dear
Father And mother And
Sister I take my pen inhand
to let yow know that I
am well at present hoping
when those few liens comes
to hand they may find
yow well I nowthing mutch
to Right to yow times is
civil hear at present it is
Snowing very hard to day
yow wrote to me that yow
had give owt comeing to see
me I think it is A verry
good plan for your conint
do me Any good to come
and See me if yow wants
to come yow can come when
yow get done laying by if
yow want to come so that is
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I want yow to Right me
All the [???] about
Little and all about it we
got our trunk and was glad
to get it yow rote to me
that my colt was doing
verry well so I want yow to
keep it so no more at present
only Remaining your freind
Right Soon to Thomas
Brotherton W H Brotherton
March the 10 63
Dear unkal and ant an Cosin
i take the presant oportunity
of Righting yow afew lines to
let yow no that I am well
as common an as well
Satisfid as I Expectd to
be it took me 5 days to comes
heare i got all my things
hear But my trunk was broke
open at the Station an my tin
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tin plate was took
out henderson is at the
Hospittle we have not heard
from him Sence he left
tell my people that I am
well if yow have the chance
Excuse these few lines
i will Rite agin Right Soon
from H H allen to T. Brotherton

Dear unkle ant an Cusin I
seat my self after such A
long time to let yow Now
that I am well at this time
and I hope when these few
lines Coms to hand they may
find yow all unkle I wood
like to see yow all but
distance will not permit
all of the boys is well at
this time ant yow orter see
bill he is as fat as ahog
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Cosin I drop you a few lines
for this first time I have bin
thinking of Writing to you before
Now but I never got at it
betsy I wod lik to be at your
house to day to eat som
sasage betsy tell our people
that I am well an harty
tell ant I hope that war
will will soon end so we
Can all get home safe
betsy tell my seet hart
hody for me if you now her
it is betsy you orter seed
us a eating when we got our
trunk betsy the gards busted
grany trunk open they split
it all open at the end If
I had seed them I wod
a busted them open so I
remain your friend til death
so write soon To Miss betsy Br
Jackson A Howard

March 10, 1863


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


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

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