Camps Near Fredickburg
May the 14 1863
Dear Father I take the
present opportunity of Righing
yow Afew lines to let yow
know I am well at present
hoping when theas few lines
comes to han they may
find yow enjoying the same
kind I nowthing mutch
to Rite to yow only times
is civil hear at And as
for the fight Mr Lockmon
can tell yow as mutch
About it as I can Right
So that is Anwf on that
Swbject I twck eight
dollars of that money that
yow sent me I thowgth I
wonint take bwt three
dollars but the boys told
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me we might not draw
in some time then I conclwded
I wood take eight dollars
of it so that left 20 Dollars
we are dew 2250 cents [1] And
then we Sign our parole for
our State bounty I exspect
we will draw it before long
I want yow to do the best
yow can for I know yow
have ahard time bwt not
like we do I want to know
how your crop look and how
yow are getting Along with
it And how your wheat look
I spose yow all are gowing
to See Mr Little negroes hwng
I tell yow it is no grate
Sight for me to see a dead
man I thowght it look mighty
hard when I first come owt
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So more only Right soon And
give me all the news to
Thomas : Brotherton W. H. Brotherton
May the 14 1863
Dear Granmother And aints 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 enjoying the same kind
Blessing I wood like very mutch
to see yow once more on this of
eternity bwt distant wont permit
me to be their I dont think
the time is fare Ahead when
we all can get home my
Respect to my granmother
And the Rest Right Soon .
So more only I Remain your
true freind tell to
Granmother From W H Brotherton
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May the 14 1863 Dear mother I
take my pen to let yow I am
still Spared while so many
of our noble boys fell And
was wounded I wood like to
See yow all very well Bwt
I cant get yet Awhile yow
mwst do the best yow can
And not greive for me they
god is with me in Battle
as well owt in battle So for that
Reason dont greive for me while
I am absent I have got
avery Sour arm come from
vaxinate I am gowing to
the doctor in the morning
with it from your trwe
Son W H Brotherton

To mother Right Soon and
give me all the news

  1. $22.50
May 14, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Near Fredickburg"


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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