Confederate Point
Fort Fisher Oct 11th 1863
Dear Wife
I am again blest with the oppertunity of
writing to you a few lines in answer to you Kind
Letter that Nickolas Ellis brought to me and
I was mor than glad to hear from you and to hear
that you & the Children was all Well and I hope
that thes ma reach and find you and all the rest
of the Famley injoin the best of helth those Leves
me in good helth for which i feal truley thankful
to my Creator for his Kind blesings Dear Wife I have
not got much news to write for thear is not much
news in camp at this time we get but veary Littel
news from Charleston thear has not bin but veary
littel fighting thear in som time and i hope
that thear will not be but veary littel mor fighting
in this war thear is nothing new a sturing at
Fort Fisher every thing is quiet hear and we
are all a getting along veary well thear is
not but veary littel sickness hear and i
think that this is a veary helthey place
Dear Wife I was veary glad of the things
that you sent to me i got all that you
sent to me i got the Apels and Potatoes and
the hood and socks as for the socks i did
not nead them I also got the Gloves and the
Key you wanted me to write to you if i wanted
any mor Clothing you nead not bother you self
any about Clothing for i have got as meny
Close as i want this Winter if you could get
me som Collard Shirts & Drawers and send to
me nex Spring to ware nex sumer i wold be
glad tho i hope that this War will com to
a close before that time so that i can ware them
at home Dear Wife I want you to write to me
if you have got you shoes made for the Famley
or not I recon that Brother Davey Hardison has
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told you that he was to make you shoes
if he has not he was to make them for you
now Dear Wife I will have to bring my Letter to
a close fr the like of somthing to write
I want you to write to me as often as you can
for i want to hear from you often gave my best
respects to Hariet Tice Wm Daniel & Famley and
to Tilley Margrat and to all the rest of the
nabers and at last Dear Wife except a good
portion of you Husban best Love for you self
and Children so nothing mor at present onley
i remain you Loving husban untel Deth
Alfred Roberson
of Co .B. 40 Regt .N.C. Troops

Nickolas Roberson
Dear Brother you
wanted to know if i was willing for Girken to
take up the note that i had a gain him as he
wanted to pay it you can do just as you think
best i want you to doo just like you wold for
you self the note is at Wm Daniels, and if he
takes the note up he must pay the intrust as the
note is on intrust. thoes Leves me Well and i hope
that thay ma reach and find you and famley
injoin the best of helth gave my best respects
to you famley and at [rest of line obscured by fold in the page]
for you self I remain you Loving Brother
A . Roberson

October 11, 1863


Co. B, 40th North Carolina State Troops (also know as the 3rd North Carolina Artillery)
Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From Note: 
Fort Fisher


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011

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