Kinston NC. May 5th 1864
Dear Brother
I Seate my Self againe
to write you I am well at present hoping
when thes few lines reaches you they may
find you well and all the rest well and
doing well James I haven received a leter
from you Sents you hav bin at home I
have written you a cupple I cant see why
I dont get some unless you dont write to me
I will infor you that all the troops are gone
to new born I expect they are fiting there know
there intention was to take it this Tryel
I am in Kinston know in the garde house ower
men brot a cupple yankees her yesterday and poot
them in the garde house with us they sed ower
men wod get newborn if they tride to take it
for the yankees haden murch forse there some
foure thousan men ther and a greate many
of them nigro the is eight yankeys with us
they run way from new born and come there
the lines to ouer side They dont want To fite
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Patcy Helsabeck got her yesterday even I
Saw her but diden Speak to her She went to
the Camp whare ouer Regt left the Sik was
left in the camps Marte Moser one of them
I dont think She will get him off he was Some
beter the other day when I saw him I tell you
they ant a gointo let any body off as long as he
talk James I dont know when I will get
out the garde house I haven bin court marchel
yet and dont know when I will be I am in
hops they will not take me out of the garde
house this Sumer while they ar fiting provided
I ceap well. I heard they wod be exchangement
before long I am a fierd It will get you again
Sid is gone to Newborn the last time I saw
him he was well I must close I cant write her
whar whare they hawern and hooping I will
do beter nex time I want you to give me all
the news you have Direct you leters to kinston
NC. Co D. 57. Reg. T. pleas excuse bad writing
and spelling for I cant write her write soon
I haven got any money A. J. Speace

May 5, 1864


Co. D, 57th North Carolina Infantry


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


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 


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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