May th 18 1862
Dear brother I take the opertunity of riting yo a
few lines to let yo know that we ar all wel at
present and hoping this wil find yo engoying
the same blesing I received a leter from yo
and was glad to hear from yo and that yo was
wll then and I hope that yo wil keap wel
til yo wil return back home I would
be glad that yor time was out now yo
wanted me to send all the recruts that
I could but tha ar scerce hear now tha
have all Joind Som other company
E nuton is at home now I have not heard
when he is going back as I have not
sean him yet Archable Ray is going ba [1]
ck tomorow I hear I am in hops that yo
wil get men enough to fil out the
company and that yo wil get clear
than July I would be glad that yo cold
com now I am geting a lonng the best
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I can I have nothing new to right
Since yo left we have a gradeal of
wet wether I would be glad that
it would be [fear?] a while I want
yo to right soon and let me hear
from yo and how yo ar geting a
long right as ofin as yo can I wil
close as I have nothing more at present
ma god be with yo I remain yor
afectinate brother John K Campbell

  1. Archibald Ray served in both the 33rd NC Militia and the 38th NC Inf.
May 18, 1862


33rd NC Militia; 8th Regiment, NC Senior Reserves
Private; Private


33rd NC Militia; Company K, 38th NC Infantry
2nd Lt.; Ordinance Sgt. to Sgt.

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010

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