Camp Near Fredickburg
May the 14 1863
Dear Sister I take
my pen inhand to
let yow know I am
well at present hoping
when theas few lines comes
to hand they may find
yow all well I nowthing
mutch to Rite to yow
only times is civil hear
at present I can inform
yow that Mr Proctor is
hear and Mr Broach and
William Little I wood
like to see yow all
but disstant wont permit
bwt I dont think the
war can last Allways
I think if nowthing
haping I will get home
[page 2]
before long tell father
I want to know how
he is getting long with
his crop and want to
know how his corn looks
and wheat is doings so
more only Right soon
I hant had no letter
from yow scince Mr
Linebarger was her and
I want to hear how
yow are getting Allong
I can Still hear some
times when jack get
Aletter that yow was
all well So no more
at presant only Right
Soon and give me
all the news I Remain
your Brother ontell death
W.H Brotherto to Elizabeth Brother
[page 3]
May the 14 1863
Dear Mother I take
the pleasure of writing yow
afew lines to let yow
know that I am still
in good Sprits and I
hope yow are yow must
do the best yow can
tell I get home So
no more only Right
Soon tell granny peple
I Send them my
best Respect And uncle
bill come threw safe
tell them I wood like to See them so
more only I Remain
your sun tell death
Right soon W H
to Mother W H B
[page 4]
May the 14 1863
Dear aint I take
my pen inhand to
let yow know that
uncle john come threw
Safe in late And horribe
Battle which has just
Ben fought

So no more only
Right Soon from
William H Brotherton
to Aint Meneva Brotherton
the 52 Regement is
at hanover junction
About 30 mils from
William H

May 14, 1863


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

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2011

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