Camp near Petersburg Virginia
August 11th 1862
Mrs Catharine Lefevers
Dear wife I seat my self onst
more of dropping you a few lines
but it is [???] [with?] very bad fealing
I am not attal well at this time
I have bin own a nother hard
march we started last wendesday
morning I was not well at the
time we started & the wether was
sow hot & water scears & bad
at that that I think overheatin
and drinken sow much bad
water is what has brot mee to
what it has we started own
wedensday & got back a Friday eavning
I could hardly get back to camp
I was sow nigh give out I eat
scearsly nothing all the march & still
have now stomache to eat enny
thing scearsly I am Just as weak
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as ever I was in my life I have
the yellow Janders at this time they
have come own me since I got back
to camp I never had enny thing to weken
me as faist in the same lethe of time
Dear wife I dont think I have
Rote you such a letter before as this
will bee I cant rite much and what
I do rite I dont now whether you can
Read it or not I can say to you that
the Regiment started out a gain this
morning I cant say when they will
Return they toock Two days Rashens
with them I cant say whear they
will goto the other trip we was
about 15 miles down the River from
Petersburg their was now fighten don
at that time only what was don with
the artilery we had one man kild &
several wonded what the yankes
loss was we cant tell it was all
don at the dead hour of night
my Dear and ever shall bee you air
my only and dearest friend in this world
with my dear little childrean I received
aletter from you the eavning that we
got back from our march as tired and
woren out as I was it revived mee up
again to see that you & the children
was all well when that letter left
you it was dated the 25 of July & I
Receved it the 1st Day of this month
I hope when this shal Reach you
it may still find you all well
I also Reced a Letter from Maniel
Staten that he could not lette
[Mout?] come in my place it is all
Rite I could not a got him in now
how althou it would a bein a
great sattesfaction to mee if he
could a stade Just long anuff
for me to went home one weak
Dear wife I can not Rite
much more at this time
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Daniel Jarrette landed hear last
saturday eavning he said that he come
off in such a hurry that he had not
time to lette you no he was comen
and maby if you had a sent enny
thing it mite not a got hear he los
his trunk full of provision Dear
wife I most Just Rite what I ame
a blightew [1] at this time I will send
50 fifty Dollars more in this letter
with Jarrette & I want you to lette Henry
pay it to Jas, Stamy own my note per
vided you kep a nuff to do you out
of the other I sent you Dear wife I
sent all they money home that I can
own your account sow that if I never
get home now more you and our dear
little childrean will allwase have
a home my prayers & wishes to God is
for your wellfair I do hope to see you
a gain before long I most close I reman
your Husband faithfuly untell Death
Isaac Catharine Lefever
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Please Rite as soon as you
can & give mee the news

  1. obliged to
August 11, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


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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