Wilmington North Carolina Jan 13th 1862
Dear wief I seat my self
this morning to rite you a gane
this leaves me well hopeing
it will find you all well
we are Camped on the
Surburbs of the Citty thare has
nothing nothing transspired
Since I rote you we are dialy
looking for the fight to
begine & our forces are being
reenforced ever day the yanky
forces are estemated at 70000
and are still reenforcing it
is thought that thare will be
on of the bloodeyest fights
fought here that has bin
in all the war the yanks
are landing at Suffolk and
Newburn & Roanoak the spposition is
the[y] aim to tak this Road at
all hasards and then attack
Richmond on this side
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but I think tha will meet with
the Same fate tha all ways have met
trying to go to richmond thare is
bound to be hard fighting here
and that before long I heard
Sum hevy fireing this morning
before day to wards Fort fisher I
dont noe what it ment thare is one
atvantage we have got brest works
to fight be hind the weather is
exstreamly cold now I want to
here from you powerful bad
when we got back here our mail
had bin sent back to Savannah
as such we did not get it I noe
a most thare were letters from
you in it for me I want you
to rite to me often as you can I will
rite to you twice a week at least
I want to see you all powerful
bad take good care of them Dear
little childering tell them I want
to see them bad I must clos
so no more only remain
your affectionet Husband
until death A.J. White

January 13, 1862


Company C, 30 GA Infantry ("Campbell Sharpshooters"); Bank's Partisan Rangers, 21 GA Cavalry [summer 1862 only]


Wife of Andrew J. White


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
New Hanover


To State: 
To County: 
To Note: 
Modern-day Fulton

Transcription/Proofing Info

Shiloh Peters
Transcription Date: 
July, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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