Oct the 2 th 18..64
in camp in 12 miles of Stanton
dear Companion I Sete my Self to rite
you a few lines to let you no that
I am well and do hope that thes
few lines may find you in good
helth I can tel you we hav a hard
times we had to march all day yesder
day in the rain and go rite through the
craekes and rivers and we only get a half
a bound [1] of flour for a day and but
little mete and the cannons is roing
know I can tel you the men
is is runing away every night tha
has ben nine run a way in
the last two nights out of
one company and I dont no how
meny out of the Redgment and that
is all we can here is run a way and
I want to no in portickler what the
gard is do ing and if tha ar Stopt
hounting for here I cant liv and
I dont whant to go to the yankys
I had rather com home to see
you than any other [???] I ever hav [????]
for our men is whiped the ofisers ses we
ar whiped now I want to no what
tha dun with Frank Lashmit
and S[???] and Jefferson younts and
William Wever and John Hill tha left
at greens borough and went back home
[page 2]
now I can tel you that I dont think
this war can hold much longer and I
think them hoo escaps 2 months longer
will save his life for I think the yankeys
will over run us in that thime th[??]
hole army is dun fighting for tha run as
Soon as tha here or see a few yankeys is
Coming [a?] I would like to get a way for
Volintine is gone tha Say the
yankeys got him a prisner or he got kild
tha dont no which and tha is lots of
my company gone kild or taken prisner
I want you to rite as son as you
get this letter and let me no how
tims is thar if you dont no ask
the old man and he can tel you and
you nede not be serprised if you was
to see me com Sliping up some night
for I am nearer home now than I was
when I did come home I am only about
65 or 70 mils from withvill and we
exspect to go to Stanton and then I wont
be more than [1:75?] miles from home So I
want you to rite soon and direct to Richmond
Va the 21th Redgment Co K hokes old
Brigade So I will close for this time but
would remain your tru housband
until deth from Jesse Hill
to Emoline Hill

  1. bound = pound
October 2, 1864


Co. K, 21st North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC


Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
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