Camp Near Port Roil
March 19 1863 va
Dear wife I take the pleasure
of riting you a few loines to
lett you hear from me I
am well as to helth but not
in mind but as well in mind as
I expect to be tell I go home
I truly hope those few loins
may safely reach and find you
and my little children all well
and doing well and a contented
mind I recieved your kind letter
last eavening that was dated march
the fift and was more than glad
to hear from you all but sory
to hear you was not well and
was Glad to hear that all of
my pople was all so they could
be up I want to hear from them
all and you rote about all of them
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No 2
was Glad to hear from Lewis
for I cant Gett a word from him
I was Glad to hear that father
and mother had ben to se you
and to hear youre unkle hosea
was thar and to hear [I?] jones
was thar I doant want my [frend?]
to not [thro?] you and my litle
children a way be[cause?] I am
not thar it is some pleasure
to hear that my frends [is gone?]
to se you and to hear father
had ben to se my hogs how
tha was Getting a long and to
hear youre cows had calvs and
to hear tha ware hefers Dear wif
I you to take cear of your cows
and youre sow and pigs and
feede them acording to your
corn for I hear corn is two [dolers?]
[page 3]
No 3
a barel I want you to take
cear of every thing you have
Got for if I Go home we shal
need it and if I doant go [ home?]
you will need all you have
Got you [said?] you had [??]
the [?????] I was Glad to
hear that [??] Got the money
you s[ai?]d you was [???] to kep it
tell I went home Dear wife I
hope you may for I hope I
shal Go home a gain soon I
want [??????] [1]
for [??????????] want [???]
[????] [captin?] [?????]nt
[you?] [to?] [??]ll [???] to [??]
Gett hit [??] youre unkle hosea
just Go and call for hit
[??] he will Give to hosea
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or Killey I want you to right
whether you have Got hit or
not Dear wife hit is the hardest
times hear that I ever saw in my
life the soldiers is stealing hear
[ever?] thing tha can Get thar
hand on I want you to tell all
of ar frinds to hide there meat
and corn and every thing tha
can if this rigment was thar tha
would steal every thing you
all had in one night I want
you all to watch for soldiers
for tha are the meanest thing that
ever lived Dear wife I must close for
this time by saing I hop in god I
and you and all of my little child[ren?]
may be spared til I go home
Dear if hit want for that hope
I should pray to God to dye
Daniel M Brown to M [J?] Brown
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Give my Love to all of my
pople and frends rite son

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March 19, 1863


Co. B, 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Duplin County, NC


Residence (County): 
Duplin County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011

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