Kinston Nc
May the 7 1863

Dear Miss
it is with plasure that
I seat my self to let
you know that I am
well at this time
I hope & trust those
fiew lines may safely
reach your lovely
hand & find you
well & doing well
Dear Miss I can in
form you that our
company got cut up
by the emeny on the
fourth instant they
was 2 men kill Dead
on the field & 4 wounded
& supposen thirteen
takeing prisen
[page 2]
&they got 35 horses
they dident git none
of our catawba boys
they was 7 of us boys
a long I was one that
was In the fight
wilson sherrill bob
holdsclaw william
robinson John Niell
& 2 of the Mondays
I had to leav my
horse to save my
self the yankees
had us surrounded
but I would get out
I runn right a pass
them & they was shooting
at me but the balls
come close to me & I
run in to the swamp
& staid till next
morning in the water
[page 3]
I would like to
see you the best
in the world I receiv
your kind letter other
day & I was glad to
here from I think
that I will get to
come home beefour
long to get me a horse
I must close for
this time you excuse
me for not writing
no more for i am in
a hurry the mail is
going to kinson
write soon
T B Litten

Miss Mandy Fisher
Direct your letter to
kinston NC 63 Reg
NCT in car of capt

May 7, 1863


Name Variant: 


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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