Camps Near the
Rapadan Rivver
Septemer the 21 1863
Dear Father And Mother And
Sister I take my pen in hand
to let yow know that I am
well at present hoping when
those few lines comes to hand
they may find yow all well
I Recived A letter from yow
wrote on the 14 I Received the 18
I Received one to day wrote the 11
Father I am Sorrow to think
that I have freinds that wood
try to endure my character
like some of them has but
I am thankful that I can
prove this all to be Alie
Father I have ben two faithful
ASoldier in the army in the
war Such as that to go
home to yow I dont want
it interrwp your mind
for god from heavens knows
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to beleive it
So no more only
Right And give me
All the news
To Thomas Brotherton
From W H Brother ton

I saw Aman Shot
for desertin they tied
him to A Stake and
Shot him in the
Brest pwt nine balls
in him I was About
1 50 yards from him

I Come Right wp
to him after he was Shot (missing lines?)

September 21, 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 Note: 
"Camps Near the Rapadan Rivver"


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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