Macon County NC Nov 9th 1862
Sir These are times that pesters the mind
of a man to know where he should stand as a law abiding
man I wish to know whether a man is exempt from
the army after he has been regular discharge by a regular
phiysecian of the armys as a subject that is not
able to stand exposier and I would like to kow whether
your Maliatia officers are still exempt the Capts more
particular I ask those questions for others as well as my self
I am as willing to serve my country as any man in
it if I can get to do it as I can stand it I know that
I cant stand camp life nor wet weather but if I had a posi
tion where I would not be exposed to the weather too
much I would do all that I could for the interes of my
country but I think that the western portion of N.C.
has done a very good part so fare in this war and think
that your Excelencey should show some lenity to our
part of the county as you know that there is very fifew
blacks in this part of the state. I hope that I may here
from you soon I will close
with great respect I remine
yours most obedientyl
A. L. Corpening
N. C.
PS since I wrote the above I have recived orders
through our colonel to get up clothing for the soldiers. I am
very near throug the women in this part say if they
could get thread they would have done a great deal
more for the soldiers. but owing to speculation they
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Could not get any thing to work on and earnestly
appeals to you to put down some of those things
that we are compeled to have such as thread and
wool if it is in your power I done verry well
taking all things in to consideration. I wait
for to here from you
your most obedient
A. L. Corpening

November 9, 1862


Co. A, 7th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion
Residence (County): 
Macon County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
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Michael Ellis
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