Dec 20 1864
Camp near Williamston
cousin Mollie
I write you a
few lines to let you Know
I am well hope this will find
you well I havenot much tim
to write we heav had som
fun or fighting whitchevr you
may call it I am sory to
to say they captured Jim Horto
when the yankey Captured the
Pickets they got Bradly but
he got away they got his hors
I hav nothen they would got
most eny of the Boys but h?>
they 4 m?> wee kiled 13 of
them captured 20 I will describ
the fight the yanks had fiftene
hundred me we had 200
cousin if you could have be
here to h to h the
Bulets whist> you
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would thought t?> was
a time to get awy our Boy
fought manfuly only 200
against 1500 I will write and
give you a more full discrip
ton Sow cousin molie give my
love to all of the family and
write to me soon direct
to Co a 6th N.C cavlery Williamston
or Hamelton there is 7 gun
Boats up the River within 5 miles
of us we sunk one below
by torpedoes with 800 men
on it wee are looking for
more fighting every dy
From your cousin
B C Shull

December 20, 1864


Company A, 6 NC Cavalry


Name Variant: 
"Cousin Mollie" [Mary Councill?]
Benjamin C. Shull's cousin


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2007
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December 2007 & Sept. 2008
Michael Ellis
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May & Sept. 2008

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