Camp Martin Near Kinston June 6th 1862
Dear Mother Brothers and Sisters I Seet my Self to inform you that
I am well at presant and I hope thoes few Lines will find you
injoying the Same blessing I received your kind Letter Last eavening
and was glad to here that you was all well and getting A Long
very well it is very rainy wether at presant and has been for Some
time I am Afraid that it So wet that thair will be sorry crops made
Dear Mother I have got well or at Least I feel well I have mist my chills
and has Stood guard twice sence and it is all that I can do to get A
plenty to eat for I am all the time A hungry. thair is nothing new
to write only we Shall move Soon to A new Camp for our boys are
gone to Clean up the place now the place is six miles A bove here
close to mosly hall I am glad of it for thair is so much filth and
flys here that I dont want to stay we have got six more tents to
day for our recruts to stay in so this tent will not be schrougd
Like it has been we have not got our money yet but I hope we shall
be Soon then I shall get my bounty of ninty Dolars besids our
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Mother I want to see you very bad and all the rest of the family
it would make me feel so proud to go home to stay with you
Mother I quit writing to go to meeting out here at Capt Kelies
tent and I heard A fine surmant preached the seckond one
that I have heard Sence I Left home but I read my testament nearly
evry day I hope you may do well and get Along better then you
for I am going to do the best I can and better then I have been
doing I must exknowldge that I dont do as I Aught to do but from
this day I intend to do better then I have been doing though thair
is A grate many triels to contend with here in Camp. Mother
all of our men is gone to clean up that place and I have not
Seen Sam to talk with him so I cant tell you any thing About
how or who I can get in this Letter but I intend to higher Some
one if I can Some whare or nother I hope this will reach you and
find you well So I have wrote all that is worth writing give my
Love to all the family and receive A share for yourself write soon
and tell Ann to write to yours in Christ John. W. Williams
to his Mother and Brothers and Sisters

June 6, 1862


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


John Wesley Williams' family
Residence (County): 
Duplin County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Martin Near Kinston"


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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