November Camp stokes near
the 10 1864 Greensborough NC
Der father and mother and sisters
I take my pen this mrning to pen
yo a few lines to let yo know that
I am as well as comen tho I hav bin
very bad off with hemrods sinc
I hav bin here and it panes me
very much this morning tho it is
a grat eal beter than it has bin
I did not get discarged before
the bord they sine me over to lit
duty as camp gard i do not know
what they will do with me whether
they will keep me heare or not I hav a good
squad mess L B Abernathy J A Ham
let Dawealt hefner Noah hefner Levi
shrum from C C J W Raglin from
Rockingham Couty Janathan thro
neburg and Elisha Sherrel is
here yet they are not sined over yet they
dont know what they will do with
them all the balenc of the men that
come with us has bin sied over
[page 2]
I recieved your leter of the 7 yesterday
morning and was glad to hear yo was
well and getting along so well with
your work I also receved aleter from
R H Cooks they ware as well as
comon yo wanted to know whether
I had Sent the socks to Wm L I
hav not sent them yet I was glad
to hear he is on the mand there is
men going to richmon evey few days
from here to take prisners but no one
that I could send them with as they
would not hav the chanc to tak them to
him I hav just bought 6 apples
for 50 cts I hav bin on gard 2 days
and night since I hav bin here the
balanc of the time I hav bin laying
about doing nothing but eating
we hav plenty of beef and bread
we hav both flower and corn bred
we eat but twise a day there is
not many coming in now
[page 3]
to go before the bord I dont
think there will be many more here to
be examened we get but litel
nuse her the cares run off tuesday
betwen greensborough and Danvil
and killed and wounded 15 or 20 men
if the people at home thinks that
they want such a machanic as I
am for the neighberhood if they
will get up a partition tha it is
nessary to hav such a machanic at
home as I am and get som ten 10 or
12 siners or as many as they can
and hav them swern and get the
county seal to it
and get the Enroling offiser
to sine it and send it to Jeneral
homes at raleigh they may get
me off if they dont want in that
way tell Robert Smith to
get me detailed if he can if
C J Coner is not agoing to do
[page 4]
nothing at his [??] tho I
had much rather have the priva
lge of farming if I could get it
or I think it a grateal more needed
it may be that I might bea Sent
home after awhile but it is
very uncerten I think if yo could
squire hooper and tell him what
I can do that he would try to get
off tho yo can do just as yo please
abot it I believe I Close for
this tim So no but remains
your son and bother untel
giv my regards to all enruir
ing friends if eny
may the blessings of god
rest upon us all is my prare
of your son and bother
F A Bleckley to all

November 10, 1864


McLean's Battalion, NC Light Duty Men


Father of Franklin, James, & William Bleckley
Wife of Charles Bleckley & mother of Franklin, James, & William Bleckley
Bleckley Sisters


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
"Camp Stokes" near Greensboro


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2010

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