Camp near Richmond va
May the 29th 1864
Dear Father & Mother.
I avail this opportunity
of droping you a few lines
to inform you that I am
yet alive & well hoping
when these few lines comes
to hand they may find
you all well I have no
news of very much
importance to write this
morning Every thing was
quiet this morning towards
what it has for the last
three weeks. I sopose they was
a sharp cavalry fight
yesterday eavening below
Richmond. and I think
they will bee a general
Ingagement in a short
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time. I will inform you
that we have had a hard
time cinice the first of this
month. we have been
marching almost Every
day and the Troops have been
fighting more or less every
day since the Campaign
Set in besides the Two hard
battles faught on the 5th &
and 12th it has been Raining
almost Every day cience
the Campaign commenced
I say to you that our loss
in the Engagment was
lighter then any Battle
Engage in before I will
mension the kiled in my
company Sargt Edwards
& Dick Medlen they was
Some wounded & whose
[page 3]
Names I am not able to
Mention. I can say to you that
George Williams & Buck Green
are both with the Regiment
yet. But not very well But
still on duty. Tell Georges
Children all howday for
me. A few lines to sister
you can see in the above letter
that I am well & doing as
well as can be expected.
hopeing when these few lines
comes to hand they may
find you enjoying the same
like Blessing it is not
worth my while to write the
letter as you will see in
the above writen letter. I
can say to you that I
have not Received a letter
from home cience I came
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Back. I should like to
know the Reson for it whither
you dont write or whither
they dont come Thow so
I will close for the presant
by asking you to write soon
and give me all the news
If there be any give my
Respects to all my friends
and Reserve a good portion
for your self I Remain
Your son untell Death
Richard Womble
To Jacob Womble & Mother
& Sisters

May 29, 1864


Co. G, 7th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Wake County, NC


Residence (County): 
Wake County, NC
Residence (County): 
Wake County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Sarah Pasquale
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2011

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