Awgwst the 2 1864
Camps Near Bunkershill
Dear Father & Mowther
And Sister I Seat my Self to drop 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 in good
health I nowthing that will Interest
yow only times is qiet on this Line
they came Round the owther day to
see how many had Ben kill And
wounded this campiegn they Seem
to think they fighting was over for
this campign I will Say to that
I hant herd A canon for Abowt
one weak it the first weak [?] sceince
the 4 of May it Seems Righ qire [1] Bwt
I am verry well satisfied with
fighting I will tell yow how I
Voted I Did not Vote for
goviner & for John hoak & also
Rinehart & casiner holden
got bwt verry few vots in our
Brigade he got twenty one
we are in Regular Camps
I will Say to yow I have saw
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the man that I staid with when
I was at Bunkershill he ask me
To come and See him I havint
Ben yet bwt I low to go see him so
I want to know how your crop is
And how your corn hell owt And
how your mwle is getting Alon
So no more Right Soon W. H. B.
to Thomas Brotherton
Dear Mother I will
Say to yow that I have had some
hard struggles to contend with
But I have come threw safe
So for I am verry thankfwl I
hope the war aint fare distant
Ahead when this war will
end So I will close By
Saying I Remain your true
Son tell Death W H Broth

To Mother
Sister I am well
And hope yow the
Same W H Brotherton

  1. right queer
August 2, 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 Note: 
"Camps Near Bunkershill"


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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