Manassas Junction V A
September the 14 1861
Dear Cossin
I this day Seat my Self to rite
you a few lines to let you no that
I am well at presant hoping
thos few Lines may com safe
to your hand and find you all
enjoying the Sam good blessing
of [god?] Joil [1] got her the
8 day of September I was glad
to Sea him and to her from
you all wee are all well
generaly som of the boys
is little puney but not very
Dangerious I would like to sea
you all once more but I hope
that wee will all meat on
earth a gain and if wee do
not I hope wee will all meat
in heaven wher thir is no
more fighting to be done
[page 2]
Dear Cosen I Want you
to tell all of the girls to not
git maried before I Com home
for I am giting oneasy for
tha are a giting maried So
I am a fraid my girl will
git maried but I Want you
to Cort for me and tel her
not to git maried before I Come
back I want you to rite to me
as soon as you git my letter
and tell my girl to rite to me
Direct your letters to Manas
sas Junction virginia thirte
enth Rigment N C Volenteers
in the Cir of Kernal J. F Hoke
Company eff I recon you wood
like to no hoo my girl is so
you Could talk for me her
name is Miss Candis
B[insun?] I Want you to
talk to her for me
[page 3]
and if [the?] [???????] [very faded]
[????] me to [???] h[??]
I think She [?????]
pick and my [?????]
So I must [Close?] my
lines by asking you
all to rite to me as soon
as you git my letter tell
all of the friends and
Connection houdy for
me Joil is well and well
Satisfide so pray for
all of us Soldiers that wee
may git home a gain and
if not may wea All meat
in heaven so nomore only
When this you sea Remember
me James Fisher
To Miss Viney Fisher
[page 4 has the alphabet written out several times ]

  1. his brother, Pvt. Joel Fisher of Co. F
September 14, 1861


23rd North Carolina Infantry


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2011

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