Camp Near Fredaricks Burge Va
November 25th 1862 Mrs Catharine Lefevers
Dear wife I seat my self onst more to drop you
a few lines to lette you now that I am well at
this time and hope when this shal reach you it
may find you and the little childrean all in the
Same good blessing Dear wife I have nothing much
to rite at this time only I can say to you that I have
had a nother long and tiersom march we started
from Madison last Tuesday morning and marcht
five days and it rained all the time day and
Night it was a awful time I tell you the
mud was Shewmouth Deep all the way I can tell
you it was the hardest march I ever have taken
since I have bin out we was very scearse
in provisions at the time and we air still

tolerable Scearse in provisions Salt is very Scears
at this time and meat also the flower and meal is
bad we was orderd to this place in a hurry with
Expectation of a fight But I dont loock for
a fight at this place at this time if their will be
enny thing don at all the yankes will Shell the
town the sitisons air moving out as hard as they
can the yanks air own one side of the river
and we air own the other But not in shooten
distance of one another we air in about 60 miles
of Richmond at this time and how long we will stay
[??????????] the present Some say we
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Dear wife I should have rote Before now But I have bin
loockin for a letter from you for the last ten days but
but after all the waten I most rite with out recevin enny
answer from you I have rote three letters to you since
Lawson Reep was hear and I have only received one from
you yet and that has bin nearly three weakes ago I shorly
think you rite oftener then that if you dont I want you
to do sow I rite at least onst a weak and I want you
to do the same if you please I cant help But think you
rite more letters than what I get I have the confidence
in you that I now you will rite But somehow I cant
get your letters and it may be the Same way with you
But I sertenly rite one letter every weak to you and
I want you to do the Same I have also rote to Henry
and Frank and have not received enny answer
from eather one of them yet what is the reasen

I cant say it is not for me to now I hope I will get
a answer from you all in a few days dear and ever
loving wife I can not tell you how glad I would be
to see your Smileing face one time more and my dear
little childrean I cant tell you how often I thout of
you the other day as I was marching a long threw this
Rain and mud I thout of you and the childrean
a thousand times them days and nights one nite
I could not reach the camps me and three more
stoped about one mile from the camps we Bilt
us up a big fire out of rails and had nothing a tall
to eat we started the next morning at day light and
Just as we got to the Camp the Rest was ready to
march agane and we had to march all day a gain
with out enny thing at all to eat Dear wife I must
now come to a close for this time rite with our fail
I remain your loving husband untell death Isaac
Catherine Lefevers & children when this you see remem
ber me
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Direct your letters to Richmond V.a
In cear of Col. E D Hall 46 Regt N.C.T

November 25, 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
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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