[written upside down at top of page]
Rite whether Henry is comen or not
Howdyd to all the childrean

Camp near Goldsboro N,C,
January 17th 1863
Mrs Catharine Lefevers
and children Dear & loving wife I have
he present oppertunity of Riten you a few
lines to lette you now that I am still well
and hope when this shall Reach you it may
find you and the dear little childrean all
well if it bee the lordes vill to be sow
Dear and ever loving wife I can Inform
you that we have a gain Reached old North
Carolina we air in a bout two miles of
Goldsboro we left Peters Burg yesterday
morning & landed hear this eavning in
time that I can rite you a short letter to
lette you now wheir I was & how I was
we had a wet cold time of it we was
own the rain one day & a nite with out enny
fire and it was very Cold But we bore
it very patiently as we was a gowing that
[page 2]
much near home a gain I tell you it
was the most happest move that we have
ever taken since we have bin out everyone
was hope up to think that we was a getten Back
to our good olde state wheir If we cant get
to come home to see our familes & friends that
they can come to see us Dear wif I hiley
hope up with the moave that I have got
In one Day & a halfe travail of home But I am
in a great deal of trouble a bout you & the little
childrean since I Receivd the letter that henry
Rote to me a bout the small pox he Rote that
John Campbell & Betty an had both died
with the small pox I am very own easy a
bout you & the childrean as you Rote in
the last letter that I read from you that
you Rote that you had bin at the Buring
when John was Beried I expect that you
was at Cammels awhile they was sick as
it was not nowen what was they matter
[written upside down at top of page]
I saw Bil Seagle John Smith they was
Both well Bil Seagle loocks very
[page 3]
with them I hope & trust to the good lord that
you & the little Childrean may Escape them
But I will be own easy tell I can hear from
you & them a gain I am a loocken for a letter
that you had rote one to me a day or two before
he Rote his & I have never Recived now letter
from you only the one that was dated the 18th
of Decr which is one month ago I have rote
at least 6 letters since that time I have never
Read only the one Henry Rote to me I am in
good hopes that they letters will gow & come Better
then they have bin dowing as we have got closer
home a gain Dear Wife I have nothing much
more to rite at this time as I have bin Riten often
to you for the last two weaks & we have
Just got to camps I will say this much to
You & Henry I would like very much If
Henry could come & see me as it is probly
Closer now to us then we will be hearafter
[written upside down at top of page]
I have some money for you as
sone as I can send it to you
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and I think he can Shorly put in one weak gowing
and comeing he can Start one day and the next day
he can be hear and I should Insist for you to come
a long if it was in your power to do sow But the way
everything is now it is a bad chance for you to come as the
weather is two colde for you and the sweat little Babe
to come out at the present time & if you did come hear
it would be too bad for you to stay hear as we have
nothing to shelter under But our Blan[kets?] and I dont
Expect we will get enny thing more this winter as
the winter is over half out and we have had now
tents yet If Henry comes I want him to fetch me
a Box of provision I want sosedg inpoticlar & some good
sower souse I Recken you will have now hash to send
you nead not send much Pork for fear it may
be that we will have to move & then I could not
take it and a gallon or sow of Brandy If you have
it own hand and what ever you think will suit
me I must close for this time you see I am out of paper Rite
as soon as this comes to hand without fail your trew husband untell
[written upside down at top of page]
Isaac Lefevers to my Dear wife & childrean
Catharine Lefevers Direct your letter
To Goldesboro N.C. cear of Col E D Hall
46 Regt N.C.T

January 17, 1863


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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