Raleigh N C
June the 22 nd 1861
Dear uncle I received you
letter on the 17 day of June
and I was glad to hear that
you all were well I would be
glad to see you all if it was So
that I Cowld But I Cant have the
pleasure of seeing you at thee
present time I and gorge are both
well at the present time I have
not been down Sick nar a day since
I have left home But I have been
Some what puny several thimes
you rote to me that you wanted
me to write you what kind of a
place we have to drill in
the place where we have to
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drill in it is an old field
full of gulleys that is for
our affair it does very well
we have corn and wheat bread both
bacon and Coffee Sugar and rice
and some times we have dried
peaches and beans and we have
had one mes of beef you wanted
to know how I am satisfied I
would be better Satisfied if
it was so that I Could be back
in old hay wood you rote
to me that father had taken
my mare a way form you But
I do not know why he done so
it is said that we will leave
hear next friday I would
like to be at your house
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to day and take a good drink
of cool water we have no such water
here for all though the water is
not as bad as I thought it was tell
Jonathan dunkin that I dont want
him to for get me and tell him
that I want him to be a good boy
and try and get religion and tell
all so to write to me and tell me all
of the good fun that he has had since
I left there you need not write to me
until you hear where I am Stationed
next John keener told me to tell you
uncle that he is well So no more at
present so fare well dear uncle
and aunt till we meet again mr J N
Cunningham your most be loved

June 22, 1861


Company L, 16th NC Infantry


John N. Cunningham's Uncle, George L. Cunningham Jr.'s Father


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North Carolina
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North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010

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