Camphill Nov 25th 1861
Brisstow station 6th regment
of NC S T
Dear miss I seat my self with
pleasur to in form yo my whare
bouts and whare forths I am
on the land amongst the living
in good helth & my dear love
I do hope when those few lines
reaches your hand that they will
find you enJoying the same
blesing of helth I received your
letter yesterday and I was
very glad to hear from yo and to
hear that yo was well and would I more
so glade to se yo we are out on
picket guard to day a watching
for the yankeys we are looking
fore a fight every day I think
one more fight will end the war
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and then I can return home
and enJoy my self with the
girls yo say what yo hop that
peace will soon bee made so that
we can return home I hope so
too a solgers life is a hard one
yo wrote that you was knot a
going to git married till the
solgers got home that is the
way I like to hear the girls
talk wait for the solgors
the coward had better stand
clar when the solgers gits
back I think my self they
had better hunt them a
hole in the mountains tell
miss Emeline to wait till
I git back and I come to
the wedding if she dont
I want yo to send me some
of the pound cake I would
like to bee in old Catawba
to go to the corn shucking

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to fly around amongst the
girls my dear love I cant
Express my love to yo by
letter if I was their I could
tell yo more in one our than
I can write in a weak
round is the ring that has
no end so is my love to yo
my friend the rose is read
the vilet is blew the pink
is sweat and so are yo
When this yo see remember me
tho many miles apart we bee
and When this yo read
think of me one w[h]o thinks
of yo my pen is bad my ink
is pale my love to yo shal
never fail give my best respects
to all inquiring friends
give my best respects to Miss
Elithy and mandy tell thim
to writ to me and I
will write to them
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I must bring my
letter to a Close
write soon and give me
all the news
So nothing more at
presant I remain
yours truly lover
untell death

From L L Houk

November 25, 1861


6th North Carolina Infantry


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Note: 
Bristoe Station, VA


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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