April the 3rd 1864
near Morganton Burk county
North carolina
Dear Wife it is with pleasure
that I take my pen in hand
to drop you a few lines to let
you know that I am well at
this time
I hope that this will come to
your hand in due time and find
you and Willie and Mary and
all of the connection well
Jack and Jess and henry is well
bill and Joseph Brooks is well
frank hearde is well
we have had a heep of bad wea
ther since I come back but to
day is a pretty day
I have nothing of importance to
rite to you at this time
time out here is very hard
every thing is very high and
hard to get but the people
is very kind to soldiers
the people is mostly union
they had all most as leave
give us any thing as to have our mon
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I dont know when we will
go back to tennesee but I
think that it wont be
long before we will go
some where
I have rote this is
seven letters since I left
you I have not heard
from you since I left out
there I would be glad to
hear from you one time more
I sent fifty dollors in five
dollars bills and one comb
and a letter to you by Mr
John hearde I want you
to rite if you got the mon
ey in five dollar bills
I want you to rite to
me as soon as you get
tell Willie I want to
know whether all of them
little peach trees is growing
or not I must come to a
close for this time

April 3, 1864


Company B, 9 GA Infantry


Wife of James A. McMurtrey


From State: 
North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Melody Hargiss
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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