Nov the 4 day 1863
Camp near Culpeper station Va
Affectionate Father & Mother I embrace
this another opportunity of writing to
you to inform you that I am enjoying
good health at the present time [???] [1]
at the same time I hope this letter
finds you enjoying the [?????]
kind blessing I will say to you that
we moved again saturday last we
are not much closer culpepper than
we ware before it is [??]
we are putting up winter quarters
have [??????] to [???] a goode
fireplace Uncle Thom: Frank got
last saturday evening and joined our Co
he has had a bad cold ever since
night he was worse had fever this
morning he was excused by the surgeon
I think it is only cold that ails him
Jefferson is not very harty he wants some
more things to eat from home B F and my
self also wont some things and will expect
you to send together as before
[page 2]
We dont know when T L Troy wil come
again he is going to advertise in the NC
papers you may finde out before I do
I wont some more honey comb and butter
irish and sweet potatoes a few cakes a small
sack flour B F sends for meal and molasses
you please send a ham of meat for us 3
they send for eggs I suppose you hav the
bacon to spare I dont suppose you will
hav sauchedgs if you have send some
we hav to risk the chance getting a box if
you send it we hav got the box we
left at Gordonsville you must let
Billy know if you finde out when you
can send fill the cracks with dried fruit
A R started home last Friday night
I sent a small letter by him for you to
send me pants socks and 1 glove I guess
you will get that letter in time T Frank
wants some gloves needle and thread if they
are in time put them in my pants
he wont feel the weight in bringing them
yours of the 19 ult is the latest I have recev[??]
I hav nothing more I hant herd from J B[??]
J N Frank to Ale Franks and susanna Frank
I re main your dear son till deth
[page 3]
Dear sisters I hav nothing of interest
to write to you this time only that I wont
to see you very much I also want to go
home to talk to them fellows about my
honey bees I think I could make them eat
something a little harder than honey
and not quite so deliteful to there taste
a little pill smoked with sulphfer and
salt peter
that is if I could get to speak to them
tell uncle John how I and Jefferson
are getting along it is [??] him two much
trouble to write to finde out in that way
it is an old thing to him but if he has
to come in the army it will alter the
case with him I mean no harm
but I must fil up this leaves me
sassy I hope it will find you the
same write whether uncle George is
in the home guard and whether thar
is any mast this fall from J M Frank
To K M and M B Frank [2]
I can but you writing scrably

[page 4] [4]
O Lord we bless the for thy holy word which
is a light to our feet and a lamp to our [???]
and which was written for our learning
that we threw patience and comfort of the
scriptures are for [????] entire
and that we have them in a [????]
that we understand we by that
not receive the grace of God here in
in vain [???]that our eyes
the Joyfull light and that our ears here
the Joyful sound of are dreams and A
[???] and of redemption and [???]
mortality [???]
Gospel Glory be to God in [???]
For [???]
on earth peace and good will towards

  1. page very difficult to read
  2. his sisters Katherine and Mariah
  3. added upside down at top of page
  4. written upside down
November 4, 1863


Company B, 48th NC Infantry


David Headrick's brother; Jesse M. Frank's Father
Alexander Frank's wife
Jesse M. Frank's sister


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jessica Sneeringer
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2011

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