August the
27 1863
Camps Near Orange Court house

Dear Granmother I Seat my
self down to drop yow Afew lines
to let yow know that I am well
at present hoping when those few
comes to hand they may find
yow well I wood like to See
yow the best in the world
but disstant wont permit
me at the present I hope
it wont be long thowgh tell
I will get home I have
ben owt 13 month or Soon
will be I tell yow it a
good while to be bound wors
than Anegro I tell yow I
have seing some hard
times sceince I come
owt from what I can
learn yow are a sein some
hard times so no more
only Right Soon Gran mother
W H. Brotherton
[pages 2 and 3 out of focus in the photograph]
[page 4]
of old Vergina I want know
if yow have herd Any thing from
henry Allen or Joseph Allen
sceince they was takin prisiner
I havent herd Any word
from them our armmy is
confuse mighty at present
if they go to charlsston I
think they will be Agood
many of the Boys come
home So I have give yow
All the news So no only
Right William H Brothe ton
to Thomas Brother ton
I dont think it will
be lon tell I will get
home I think if they
hold owt Desertin they
wont be many men
in they feild By
Chrismas Right Soon
And give me all

August 27, 1863


Co. K, 23rd North Carolina Infantry
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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