Camp branch
Dear Father Feb the 11 1862
I once more attemp to drop you
A few Lines to Let you know that I am as well
as common and I hope thoes few Lines will reach you
ingoying the Same blessing I received your Letter that you
wrote before mary Whaley come here I ges it was delaid some
whare on the way we have hard times here for we have
got the meanest curnal in north Carolina making no
excepsion at all for he wont Let no privet go in town
at all we are not aloud to go after water two men
toats water for his company two to day and two to morrow
the Company round and also Capt barry is under A
rest at the presant for getting tite but he is A man
I Like as A Captain and I intend to Stick up to him
for he haint said A harms word to me sence we been
in camp thair is Agrate talk about fiting we expect
to be in A battle Soon for thay have taken rhonoke
ilant the report is that the yankees has killed and taken
three thousand men killed five hunderd and took the rest
as prisners and we think that wee Shall Leave
here Soon but we may stay here some time yet
it is gust how the yankees works turn over
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I got A Letter from Henry Williams Last nite
stating that he reckond that you would be in
town next week I want you to come and see
me for I want to see you all bad and I wrote
to you that wee had got our money and Daniel
thompson is going home to morrow and for fur
we Shall Leave here I am going to send some money
home by him I will give the Amount at the bottom
of the page Last Saturday we had A ginerl inspection
thair was six rigments togather whitch made about five
thousdan men it was A site to behold to see us
marching before the revewing ofice I have write
all that I can think of so I will come to A close
tell all the family houdy for me and tell
mother that I think of her often we fare well
for somthing to eat I Like the survace well if we
had A good curnal I reckon I Shall come home in
eight or nine months dont think Long of the time
no more at presant write soon
John. W. Williams
here is forty dolars I send to you

February 11, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From Note: 
"Camp Branch"


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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