December 6 1863
Camp Near Rack Coon Ford Va
Dear Sisters
I Seate mi Self to drop you a
few lines to let you know that I am well
at presant hoping those few lines
may find you all well I wood a rote before
know but I never had the chance to rite
we was orderd in line of battle last
thursday was a weak a go we Stade in line
of battle Eight days I will tell you
we had a time of it in the cold we
like to a froze They are a fiting ever day
Scrumish fiting we never got in a reglar
fite they was Some got kill in
ouer Brig Gade I am a looking for the yankeys
to try us a gaine the wether Stays
pretty the is some talk of us
Coming back to North Carolina I
wish we wood to recrute ouer Regt
I Rote home Soon after I got our hear
but I never got narry leter yet
I rote to Adline and I haven received
a ancer yet I rote to Sto[??] and haven
received no ancer yet I want to know
how you are geting a long if you have
got a hand or knot I want to know
if you have herd from James I haven
a word from him yet
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I want to know if you have Sold
the brandy or knot I have Some money
to Send home if eney boddy wod Com
out hear but I am a frade to Send it
in a leter I have Some fore Adline
I am a frade I will loze it for I
I know you nead it I wont to know
if you have herd from Sid latly
I wont to know if martin brot them
nigro or knot I am in hops we will
get to Com home by Chrismas if we
got back N C. I want to know
if is at oncle Daniels
or knot we taken Severl hundred
yankeys prisners if you have herd
from James I wont you to rite wher
he is I must Close rite soon
Direct your leters to Richmond
from A J Speace

December 6, 1863


Co. D, 57th North Carolina Infantry


Name Variant: 
goes by "Eliza"


From State: 
From Note: 
"Camp Near Rack Coon Ford Va"


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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