Camp greg va may 9th 1863
mrs marian williams
Dear ant hit is with the
favor of the lorde that I atempt to
right you once more and hit is hard
times [??] now we hant drawed nothing
to eat in 4 dayes an I dont now when
we will we hav bin fiten for 9 dayes
the fite is completed hit was one of
the hardest fites that we hav ever
had yet we lost six hundred out
of our brigade we lost 3 men out of
our companey hit was j t Bishop an
Jon A best an riley whitch
I was sory to part with though the best
of friends has to part also thare was
9 others wounded I cant name them
brother willyam was wounded in [1]
both feet by A Shell one of his feat
is hurt very bad the other was not
hurt so bad lewis is sick an agone [2]
to the hospittle I hant seen him
[page 2]
nor willam mea an Daniel is both
well as could bea exspected I cant
tell what they will do with mea yet
I hant heard aney thing about hit
yet I am going to try to get transferde
to A hospital if I can I dont nowe
[??][???] will bea [??] well I must
come to A Close rite mea Son
you can direct your leter as before
Calvin Thomas
god morning
girls I am well how are you
well girls you must excuse mea for
telling you that Story for I did
not do hit intentionely so I beg
to bea exscused for hit you must
rite to mea for I hant the
Chantch to rite So you must
excuse my short leter ell
the boyes houdy for mea
calvin Thomas to his cousins

  1. William Thomas
  2. Lewis Thomas
May 9, 1863


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


Name Variant: 
Marianne, Marium
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From State: 
From Note: 
"Camp Greg" (Camp Gregg)


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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