february the 15 1863
deare father
it is with pleasure
I take my seat to drope
you afue lines to let you
know how I am well and
hope when thes few lines
Come to hand thay may find
you and all well theare
was a big snow fell last
thursday week heare but it
tis all about gon I
wish I Could be at home
to hunt rabbits this
Sort of wether I had rather
[??????] any wheare than [1]
heare We are getting on
the best in the worl kepig
bachlors hall but I expect
to leve town and go over
th mountains llast to my
work theare is a hous thear
and the man that on it
[page 2]
says I may stay theare and
have what wood I barn
andatter [??]oy [?]hat [Casbu?]
Cutting wood with me is agarn
he has sent home after abed
and som pots and other
things I expect will betea
re before yu get this letter
I must Come to aClose
by saying I remain your
son untill death
J J Taylor
[page 3]
february the 15 1863
deare Mother
it is with
pleasure that I seat my self
to answer your kind letter
I receaved last night
I have been lookin for on
fore the last [three?] weeks
and began to think I
would not get any W[e] are
all getting on firstrate
I have got all most tird
out on fritters We have
had no other bred hardly
sence we hav been keping
bachlors hall miller and
martin is the Cooks
I wish I Could got home
to get some milk I have
not seen any seice I left
home I ame a getting fat
as ahog and think if I
Could ge some milk I
[page 4]
would get so fat
that I Could not do
any work at all. you said
you was afraid that I
slep Cold thes nights
I havinot sleep Cold
nary night yet thoug
we have hadsome Cold weth
I must Come to aClose
by saying I remain yur
Son untill death
J J Taylor

  1. words obscured by fold
February 15, 1863


Co. E, 31st North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Orange County, NC


Residence (County): 
Orange County, NC
Residence (County): 
Orange County, NC

Transcription/Proofing Info

Catherine Pettijohn
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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