Camp Price Va March 4th 1863
Dear Martha
I embrace the present
opertunity of writing you a few lines
from camp this leves me in tollerably
good health better than when I first
came here I am pretty well satisfied
here considering everything for this
is a verry muddy slippery country and
it is also pretty cold there has been
one Snow here since I arrived
but it will not be long now before spring
will be here with his wreath of flowers
to drive cold winter far to the north
My dear I have recived some clothing
Since I came here but have not yet
recd my Bounty nor do I know when
I will but the Captain says it will be
sometime first I have no news
of interest to write you everything
appears quiet in this quarter at
present but I dont know how long
it may remain so for the enemy appe
ars active in other quarters and we
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may expect him to attack us here after
while as well as at other points
do write to me and let me know
how you are &c and whither you
have recived any support from the
County or State yet I have my
degeareotype and will send it
to you by the first good chance I get
at present there is no body going
home from here for all furloughs
are stoped, I tell you I am tired
of Beef & flour bread all ready and
I dont know how it will be in the
course of two or three months, I hope
you are well and all the family also
tell the old gentleman that I will
write to him soon tell him to write
to me you must excuse this ill written
letter as my chance to write is bad
and I will try and do better next time
I remain your affectionate husband
til death
John Futch

March 4, 1863


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


John Futch's Wife


From State: 
From Note: 
Camp Price[?]


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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