June the 29th 1864

Gayres Burg N, H, Cty N C [Garysburg in Northhampton County]
Dear Farther your kind and
well com letter of date the 19th reached
me on the 28th and affords me much pleasur
to hear from you and to hear that you was
all well and in prosperity I can say to
you in reply that I am in toleruble good
health at this time you wrote to me that it
was a very glumy time with you you said they
had called out all of the old men between
the age of 45 & 50 except the and
if they take them out they will whip
them selves quicker than the yankees I can
say to you that our boys is leaving as fast as
they become 18 they can transferred to any
company they want to go to and I can say to
you that I am going to try to get in the
navy yard to build bardges or other work
I will doo all ican in getting there you
said Lindsey would meat [??????]
and try to get me off I hope he will
come and get me off if it is posible
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for I wunt to leave the com pany
so as to get from doing guard duty and driling
I had rather work than drill you said that
lindsay would com [???] and bring
me a pair of pants I hope he will come
for I nead them very bad you said that
I would get very tiered in reading your letter
it was so long but I can say to you that
I could read from morning til night and
not get tiered I will say to you that
if you can send me a peice of my soap
I would be very glad of it I was very
glad and thankful for the sand [????]
you sent me I can [??] them [??]
you I can not see I sent you ten
dollars in the other letter and if it
reaches you safe I will send you
some more I havent seen any paper mill
yet [??] nothing more at present direct
your letter to garyes burg NC 4 battalion NC
resur[??] in care of capt A B elington
I remain your affecsionate son untill
death J H Baker

June 29, 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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