Camp Mangum
Raleig .NC.
Apil 3rd 1862 Dear Wife
and Childrean I seat my Sef
to drop you a few lins to lette
you now that I am a getting
Able for drill a gain but I
ant got Shet of the Boul Complaint
yet I can say to you that there
is a good deal of Sick ness in this
camp and a good meny of our men
is Sick there is 2 or 3 that is
Very bad With Nomonia their was
a man Kild him Sef hear night
before last he was in the hospital
and it was thought he was out
of his head he was found with
a Double Barld pistoll in his
pcket after he was Dead the Ball
went rite threw his Breast They
was a Battle own black Water and
and our Side whipt the Enemy
Very Bad we heard the canons here
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2 Dear [f?] Wife have not mutch
to rite to you now for we will haf
to gow to drill the Reckley [1] I want
you to have as mutch plowing don
as you can but not plant non
tell I come home or Rite a gain I cant
Say for certain whether I will get
home at the preaching or not but
If i dont I will rite a gain Shortly
I want you to lette Henry have
Some money and get you and
the childrean Some clothing tell
then for your self to gow to preaching
I Want you to rite a mediatly
to me and lette me now whether
you air all Well or not and what
is going own and how Ann is doing
if you rite Direct your letter to
Camp mangum Raleigh N C.
to Isaac Lefever in cear of Capt
A. T. Bost I will close my letter for
this time give my Best respects
to Aall inquireing friend
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I wan you to tell J.W. Bandy
to rite to mee and lette mee
now what he is doing I must
Come to a Close By say ing
I am most Trewly your
affectionat Husband un tell
____ ____ _______

When this you see remember
your Dear friend
____ ___________

NB. I want you to give
the childrean all howdy
for me and tell them to
bee Purty tell paw comes home
yours Trewley I Lefevers
to Miss Cathrine Lefevers
And childrean

  1. the Reckley = directly
April 3, 1862


Name Variant: 
Isaac Lafevers
Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell and Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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