Camp Carlinar September the 24
Dear cosen
I seat mi self
this moring to ancer
your vary kind leter hit
come to hand the 20 of this instan
I was glad to hear you was well
I guess you hav left home John Camp
life is a life to live i hope
you will abhore all eavel you can an try
to ceape good compeny as you can you must remember
the Same god is with you in camp that was at home
an he has promorst to them that will ask I
hope you will continer to ask him for his blesings
thar is some that will try to lead you a stray
Dont listen to them pray for them that trys
to do hit let them no that you hav a Sole
to Save an if you dont at tend to hit nobody
wont do hit for you John i am not capel of giving
advice i would bea glad if i was I hope you will not
think hard of me for this
Cosen Jon i hav nothing neaw to rite at this
time We hav move back to the oald camp thar is
a bout 18 hundred men hear we fair tolerbel
as thar is nothing neaw to rite i must
soon close i will rite you a long leter soon
Rite as soon as you get this
your Brother in christ
Lewis Thomas
to Mr John W Williams
John pray for me an i will for you for i
feal the nead of prair } this is the sorys paper
you ever saw i think

[written on back of the page]

Mr J W Williams
please hand this over
to the a Buve an o
blidge a Friend

September 24, 1861


Co. A, 38th North Caolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Duplin County, NC


Co. A, 35th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From Note: 
"Camp Carlinar"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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