March the 20 1862
dear husban after my love
and best respects to you I will
in form you that I
am well hopin that those
fue lines may rech and find
you in joyen the same good
blesings dear husban I have
not receved letter from
you sence the captin came
back and I want to hir from
you veary bad but I want
to see you the worst I ever
did in my life dear husban
i have no nues of impornce to
rite to you only I hear that
thear air fiting at
neauborn and has bin ever sence
satuaday and yet at it
so I hear dear husban I hear
that you air on starve atin
and that greves me so bad
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to hir that you air sufren
fore the want of sumthin
to eat and you air so fare
from home and not well
but trust in god prehaps
he will be with you and
see you in distres he seas
that he will fete the hungry
and close the neked I trust
in him he will be with
you dear husban I am veary
uneasy about you but it
dose no good do the best you
can and I will tri to do so
too so I must come to a close
by sain rite son as you receve
this no more at presant only
i remain your Affectionley
wife tell deth Martha
Mr John
so fare well if I never see you
eny more

March 20, 1862


John Futch's Wife


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Casey White
Transcription Date: 
July, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2008

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