Camp Near Keannsville NC
April 3 1864
Dear Mollie
yours of the 20th of march
Was received and would of answerd
But I was very sick at that time
and was not able to wright and
Sinc then we have been orderd
Clost to Wilmington and I
Could not wright untill I got
thare and I will haisten to
Reply this leaves me well and
hoping those fiew lines may
find you and familey all well
and in Joying good health
Dear Mother I no you have
look for me untill you ar
Tired of looking but I hop
you will Soon Sea me up
that way I have not bin home
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yet but I hop I will get
of Soon I have had bad
luck a bout goin home
I have put ine Several
fourloughs and have
heard from none of them
Yet but I hop I will get
one down hear I am [?]
Sum 40 miles of home I
Can hear frome home
nearley evry day I Recom
Siste will bee up Soon I
Received a leter from her
the other day and She Said
that She was goin Soon
I have no news of importains
to wright you must wright
as soon as you get this
and give me all the news
up that and bee Shure
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and wright me a long
Letter Give My love to all
the famley and Tell them
to wright [?] to me as Soon
as they Can excuse
My Short not and bad
Wrighten and answer
Soon as you get this
nothing moor I Remain
yours untill death

C. F. Sikes

Dyrect your leters this
Way Keannansville
CO A 3rd NC Cavalry
Car Capt C W McClumay

April 3, 1864


Co. A, 3rd North Carolina Cavalry


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Catherine Pettijohn
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011
M. Ellis
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