July the .5. 1864
Dear Father And
mowther And sister I Asure the
present opppertiny of writing yow
Afew lines to let yow know that
I am well at present hoping
when theas few lines comes to
hand they may find yow all well
I will say to yow yestoday was
the forth day of Jully Bwt it was
Ahot day with us we are at
harpers ferry they yanks was on
this side of they Rivver yestoday Bwt
they cross ovver they Rivver last
night they Shell ws all day yestoday
And all night they threw one
hondred pounds shells at ws
one Strwck And Bwsted close
to me And throwd peace of A Rock
on me it fell on my leg Bwt
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did not hert mwtch they yanks
are on the merland hights
And we cant get them off tell
tell we flank them off I dont
think we will have to fight them
hear general gordan And
general Bracken Rige is Across
the Rivver I think they will
come in their Rear And flank
them off So I will close
By asking yow to Right Soon
W. H. Brotherton
to Thomas Brotherton

I exspect we will
gow into to merland

April 5, 1864


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: 
"harpers ferry"


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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