camp near milford Depot Va
April 30th/64
Dear father & mother
I this eavning
seat myself to drop you a
few lines to inform you how
we ar giting a long
& that we ar going to leav hear
in the morning we ar going up
on the on picket
& I dont supose we will come
back to our winter quarters
any more we ar all well &
in fine sperets I got a
leter from uncle Franc
to day he is well they hav
moved from their winter qua
rters a mile Franc says that
they ar expecting a fight
at a most any time so are we
I ansuerd your leter of
the 17th inst whitch is all the
lete I hav received from
home yet I mite have to
cut my leter short but I will
rite again as soon as I can
my horse has mended since
I left home I get plenty
[page 2]
to eat myself and plenty
for my hors I wrote Mother I
wrote to you to send me a
Short Coat but you nead knot
do it for I will draw one
before long I am writing
the [???] [???] of the paper but
I suppose you can ceep
up with it I am doing
very well and I dont want you
to be uneasy about mee
I want you all to do the
best you can & write to me
oft[?] as you Can & I will
do the Same so I will Close
for the present
yours truly til death
A W Blair
To Mr Jhon Blair
& A Blair
to Back you leter to the
Ritchmend first NC Cav
Company D
in cear of capt Blair
army of northern Va
to Ritchmond VA
excuse dirty paper

April 30, 1864


Robert M. Blair's Brother
Company D, 1st NC Cavalry


Robert M. Blair's Mother
Robert M. Blair's Father


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
"Milford Station"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis & Casey White
Transcription Date: 
June, 2008
Proof Date: 
July, 2008

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