June the 4 /63
Camp 52 Regt N, C, T
Dear cousin
after long delay permit
me to Drop you a few lins
those lins leavs me well
and I hope they will Reach
your hand and find you
well I havent mutch to write
about ware & I have bin in
the ware and Saw the ware and
heard tell of the ware till
I have got tired of it if I
Could get clear of this ware
I neve want to Read of
A nother we are faring very
Well now we got as mutch fat
bacon as we can eat and
make out with the flour
and crackers tolerable well
we have preaching evry sundy
and prear meeting evry night
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Hand This to uncell
it maks me think of old
Rock Spring Some nights
I think if thear was some
girls to fly Round the arbor
it would look more like old
Rock spring I would like
come home and see all
theam prettey girls once
more I am in hops I will
get to come after a while
on a furlough if some man
dont dissirt from our compay
I must come to a Close and
get my diner give uncel
my Respects and All the
girls my love so nothing
more only Write Soon Direct
Your letters to Ritchmond VA
So Nothing more
Joel Howard Elizabeth
So good By Brotherton

June 4, 1863



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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