[written upside down on top of page]
Dear wife I reckon if you sent me a Box
with whitener I will not get it
appears that I have the worst luck of
any Body [Els?]

Wilmington N. Carolina Feb 19th 1863
Mr Henry Rhodes Dear Brother I
I seat my self this Eavning to rite
you a few lines to lette you now that
I am still well at the present and hop
when this shal reach you it may find
you and your family all In good health
Dear friend I can say to you that we air at
wilmington at this time But it appears
that we cant get to stay Enny time at one
place we was run from Holly Shelter
to Burgaw station and from their to
Wilmington we got hear last Eavning
and we have orders to coock four days
Rations we air orderd to Charleston
S.C. I cant say what minute we
may start after to Day it appears that
it is now Rest for our Regt we have
Bin Run a bout a nuff to Kill Enny Set
of men that Ever lived I am sorrow
that you could not come to see
[page 2]
me befor we left the state a gan
But sow it is I recon you could not
come Dear friend I cant say when you
m[a]y have such a chance a gane as we air
orderd to a Big fight that has started
at Charleston Coocks Brigade is orderd
their to Reinforce Boragard and others
the lord only nows If we get in another
Battle whether you will Ever have the
chance to See me again in this world or
Eaven whether ever I will have the chance
to rite to you a gain But I put my hopes
In the lord as I have allwais don ever since
I have Bin out in the Armey and I trust
and pray to the good lord that he will lead
me safe threw this Dread ful War Dear
friend I must close for this time to you
as I want to rite a letter own the other
side to Catharine sow nothing more only
only I remain your trew friend and
Brother tell Death Isaac Lefevers to H Rhodes
[page 3]
Wilmington N. Carolina Feb 19th 1863
Mrs Catharine Dear and Ever loving wife
it is with pleasure to me that I can again
have the present opportunity of Riten you
a few lines to Inform you that I am well at
the present and I hope and trust to the good
lord that this letter may safely reach you and
the Dear little childrean and Ever find you well
Dear wife I have nothing much to rite at this
time and what I have I now will Be dishartening
to you I was in hopes when we got Back to N.C.
that we could have the privalage of see
ing Each other But it appears that I will
never get to see you enny more in this
world tell this dreadful war is over
I hope If it Be the lordes will to spair
My life threw this troublesome times that
I may again have the sweat privalage of
meaten each other a gain in this
world and if it not Be the good
lordes will to spair our lives
[page 4]
[written upside down on top of page]
I send the childrean all Howdyd Please
give my Best Respects to J F Hutson and

to meat Each other In this world I hop
we may met each other In that
happy world wheir we will neaver part
again Dear wife I am sorrow to say
to you that we air orderd to south Carolina
it is Reported that a Big Battle is Expected
at Charleston S.C. and we air orderd
their we landed at this place last Eav
ning a Bout dusk and we have orders
from General Coock to prepair four Days
Rations and Be ready to leave at a moments
warning Dear wife I read a letter from you
a few days ago you rote In that letter that
you loud mont would leave you Dear wife
I do not now what to say for the Best for you
I had rote something a bout it in a letter
that I reckon you have befor this time I hope
you can get a nother plow Boy Laws Reep or
Calvin speagle you will have to do the
Best you can If I could agot home this Spring
I could ahope you out in maken some
araingments for a crop I most close for
the present you will Please Kep Riten
Direct your letters to Wilmington N C nothing
more only Remain your trew hus Band
tell Death Isaac to Catharine Lefevers

February 19, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
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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