June the 28 1863.
Dear father ever thing is mightley
confused hear about Richmond at
this time the yankees is in Six
miles of Richmonde tha have orderd
out all the malitia in Richmond
and all the Sick in the hospitals that
is able to use a gune tha have taken
the wards masters and nurses my
arm is so sour i can not use a gune
the yankees took two companys
and all ther officers and Lietent Colonel
at the South ann[a] bridge about 30
miles from Richmonde i would not
be Surprise if the yankees was
to try to come in to Richmonde
before long ever thing is so confuse
hear i dont no as you will git
this letter if you do i want you to
write Soon So turn over [1]
[page 2]
everthing is very high hear
chickens is worth from 2.50 to 3.00
Dollars a peace eggs 2.50 to 3.00 Dollars
per dozen fresh beefe or muton
is worth 1.50 to 2.00 Dollars per lbs
molases from 10 to 12 Dollars per
gallon ever thing elce in propotion
milk 50 to 75 cts per quart so
nothing more at this time
hoping to hear from you
Soon i Remain your loving Son
untill Death
Direct your letters to Camp Winder
hospital 3 division ward 55
i want to come home but i can
not tell when i Shall git to come
Robert Carpenter to Solomon

  1. turn over = turn the page over
June 28, 1863


Co. E, 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Chatham County, NC


Residence (County): 
Chatham County, NC


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Winder Hospital


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2011

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