Camp Near
Fredickburg April
The 28 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 come
to hand they may find
yow all well I have
nowthing mutch to Rite
to yow only I was down
at port Royal some sixty
yankees came over and
twok 2 of our waggons
and capturd Some ten
or tweve of owr cavelary
men our infrantary come
up and the yankees cross
[page 2]
back on their own side I
tell yow that we ketch loots
of fish my sqwad eat three
hondred ever day while
we stayd their we made
three halls and got 15
hondred fish times is civil
hear at present I got your letter
yestoday evning and was
glad to hear that yow was
all well I Sent my coat
that I fetch off with me
and around abowt coat
and Apare of Shoes we
exspress them to charlott Mr
Rillin will get the box we
sent and when yow hear
he has got the box yow
can go up their and get
my things myon has my
name on them yow can
do what yow please with the Shoes
[page 3]
any of yow can take them
Shoes if yow can ware them
I dont care yow can pay my
part of the exspence what
the box cost to Mr Rillin
so that is Anwff on that
Swbject mother And sister
I was glad to hear that
yow had dress of James and
little Brother grave for
if I had ben at home I
wood if done it two I think
it looks mighty nice
tell Mrs Margret Smith I
send hur my Best Respects
and all the family tell Jo
to Right to me how he is
getting long so more only
Right if yow get my things
to Thomas Brotherton
from W H Brotherton
[page 4]
I Saw uncle bill and uncle
John Sonday they was
Both well uncle John wants
to know how they are
getting long with his crop
and how his Stalk [1] is
doing we get planty to
eat I dont their will
be any figthing to do
Shortly hear

So no more Right
Son thomas Brotherton
W H Brotherton

their no Spring hear

  1. Stalk = stock
April 28, 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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