Salisbury North Carolina
August the 5th 1862

I take my pen in hand to write 
you a fiew lines as it is the first opportunity
I have had to send you a letter by hand Lindsy
informed me this morning that he was going home this
eavning and I concluded to send you a fiew
lines to inform you that we are all tolerable
well at preant hoping this letter may find you
all well I have no news of importance to wright to
you There is a good many Horse Trups going to verginia
through this place there is five companies to leave her
in a short time one of the captains said he would not
be ready to leave in two weeks Our company will not
leave here direcly if atall The Capt paid us this
morning Fifty dollars apiece bounty I paid Jackson
Twenty dollars I borrowed of him the money that I
brought down here I got it changed and will send
all back but what I thin will do me I inclose Fifty
dollars which I send to you by James L Barrows

Sandford Spours I have bin Looking for [1]
a Letter from you but I never got one yet
I want to now what you ar dooing
if you have poot up enny froot
up yet I wood be glad to Com hoom
bu I dont no when I Can you must
Com down her if you Can
Eliza Spease I want you to make me [2]
Some Shirts outen tha Calico what I
got at germing ton and poot a pocke [3]
on each Side for I can not git enny her
bloom Sed he wood have a Sill dun
by the Corse of too weeks hold 75 or 80
I want to now if you sold poos if you
Can Sell my mools and harnes for four
hun and teenty five Dollars mools
with out the harnies three hunded
Sixty Dollars of north Carolina
money rite soon
[page 2]
There is not as much talk about exchanging prisoners as 
was when I come down here the last time if they are
going to exchange it semes like its time they was
about it Isac does not talk much like cometing home
this time Write soon and give me all the news I will
close your affecttionate Husband J. C. Zimmerman
M. A. Zimmerman

  1. A. J. Spease writing to Sandford Spours
  2. his younger sister, Eliza
  3. Germanton, on the border of Forsyth and Stokes counties
August 5, 1862


Co. D, 57th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC
Co. D, 57th North Carolina Infantry


Name Variant: 
Full name is Martha Adaline Zimmerman; goes by Adaline
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC
Name Variant: 
goes by "Eliza"


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
July, 2010

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