Camp Near Fredickburg
March the 23 1863

Dear Mother I take
my pen in hand to let you
know that I am well at
present hoping when those few
lines comes to hand they may
find you all well times
is civil hear at present we
are gowing to have general
Review this eaving I nothing
mutch to Right to you only
as well as I can [?????]
you seem some what
dissatisfied without that
box was sent to me I
am gowing to tell you
how our box was [????]
I hear that you want to
know weather I got all
my bwtter or not I will
[page 2]
how mutch butter I Received
I got abowt one pound
and ahalf I serpose me
And Joel Allen eat together
while ever we had any
thing I got one mess
of Jack sassege meat and
he cook the owther wp
and eat it himSelf and
never seaid nowthing to
no boddy els it was purtty
mutch the Sem thing
abowt ever thing els he
had Abottle of honey
he never offerd no boddy
none of it I tell yow
I get Along verry well
With him bwt he is
Amighty hog with any
thing he has I dont
want yow to say any
thing about this matter
[page 3]
only to them that yow
know wont Say nowthing
Abowt it he Sold five
or six pound of his butter
I thawght I wonint Right
any thing abowt this
bwt I hear that yow
wanted to know something
abowt it and I fell it
my dwtty to let yow know
it I dont it to hert your
felling about for I am
treated as agentlemen
with all the company
he is not like mutch
with none of they company
so I want you to Right
to all yow want it want
hert me be sertain and
Right William H Brotherton
to mother and
father sister
[page 4]
all this is trwe

Farther I to know
how you are getting
along with your
farm and if can
tend all your land
or not tell Mr Lockman
Dock is well he is
a spended fellow
I want yow to put
my mare to some
Jack [1] this Spring

So no more at
only Right Soon

William H Brotherton
Thomas Brotherton
Mother and Sister

  1. Jack = donkey
March 23, 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

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