June the 19th 1864
Weldon N C
Dear Farther I take the opertunity
of droping you a few lines to let you
no that I am well I can say to you
that we are now In the breast works
near weldun awaiting for the
enemy I hope when thees few lines
may come to hand they may find
you all In good health all of
our company is in tolerable
good health It is reported that
the yankees has took our breast
works at peters gurg and we
have drovee them back with
heavey loss on both sides we
have a large amount of
artilery down here I hope
if the enemy does come we
will proceed in them
back if god is with us we
will never be
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we have had nothing a
heardly to eat in too days
I hope we will draw rashings
tuday I send you all my
love and best respects & I hope
the lord will ceep and preserve
you I must come to a close by
saying write soon as you get
this Direct you letter to welden
forth Batalion North carolina
in the care of capt
A B elington J H Baker [1]

Children of the heavenly king
[???????????] sweatly sing
tell [???] family houday
for me send [???] as soon
as you J H Bakr & A


  1. Capt. A. B. Ellington of Co. D, 4th NC Jun. Reserves
June 19, 1864


Company D, 4 Battalion, NC Junior Reserves


James H. Baker's Father


From State: 
North Carolina
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To State: 
North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2010
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