orange Courth House va Dec 31/63
Dear wife I Seat my self to let
you no that I am well at this time
and I truly hope these few lines may
come safe to you and find you
enjoying good helth I have not
received a letter from you in some
time I have rote to you and
have not got no answer I wil rite
to you agane for fear you did
not get my last letter I am very
anxious to here from you for times
is so hard I want to no how you are
making out for provisons and
whether you have moved or not
I have no news of grate importance
to right at this time we are
in winter quarters and hope
we will get to stay this winter
the enimy appears to be quiet
at this time except cavelry they
have bin moving about some and
they captured eighteen hundred
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of our beeves so we have not bin
geting mutch meete for the last
week or so I hope we wil have better
times shortly I dont no that we
aught to complain so mutch about
hard times and a bout not having
anough to eat for I fear we wil have
les to eat before this war closes
I sent $20.00 to farther for you
by the hand of Dary Stow a brother to
joel if you have not got it you
can go any time you need it
and get it I wil closeby saying
give my love and best resspects to all
the neighbors asspecialy Mr Barnett
& Mr Sadler
Afew wirds moer I want to no if bulinger
has ever give up my pistol or not
so no moer at this time rite soon

Daniel Abanathy
Mary. J. Abanathy

December 31, 1863


Name Variant: 
Company C, 16th NC Infantry


Wife of Daniel Abernathy


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North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
July, 2010

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