March the 15th 1863
dear husban after my love
and best respects to you I will
inform 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 no neas to write to you of
impornce only I receved
your kind and affectionly
letter on the 6 day of March
and was glad to hir from
you but was sorrow to that
you was not well dear
husban I want to see you
veary bad and I have loked
fore you but I have not seen
you yet dear husban you
rote to me to no if I receved
the cap that you sent by ??>
i have not receved it yet but
i am a goin to go after it be fore
[page 2]
meny days and dear husban
you rote to me that you was
a goin to send some close but
i have not got them yet father
has goin to burgaw and
i have bin to and i
went a gain to day but i
hant got them yet if t J
lain hant got them I will git them
dear husban you rote to me
to not come to see you but
i shall come if I leve I shall
be sirtin to come dear husban
i hear that you are moved furder
and I am sorrow to hir it
but I hope that you may not
have to go eny further dear
husban I want to no if you
got the things that I sent you
by the captin dear husban i
want to see you the wourst
[page 3]
i ever did in my life dear
husban I was a goin to send
you a shad but wont
care it to me you but i
will send you one if i
git the chance dear husban
i want you to git some one
else to rite fore you fore
i cant rede it now I dont
cear fore the helth of gorge
brigen nor I dont want
no more of his ritin dear
husban we have yankes close
hear the have bin fitin
at kinston and I hear that
yankeys have tuk forty
of our men and I hear that
59 regiment run them to
onslow and tuck 6 of them
dear husban I will in form
you that your fathers famly
is all well exsept your father
he has bin sick but he is better
[page 4]
and his grand mother
is hear to nite so I must
come to a close by askin you
to rite son as you receve this
nothen more at presant only
i remain your Affectionly wife tell
deth Martha A Futch to Mr
John Futch you nede not send
me no more paper I have
aplenty of paper
Martin Ramsey to John
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i will in form you that I am
well and I hope that this may
find you the same I want to
see you veary bad and I wish that
you could git back home dear sun
do as I told you take cear of your
self and do the best you can
I hear that you fare veary bad and
I am sorrow that you air a sufren
fore the want of sumthen to eat
we have harde times hear and
i am a fraid that harder comin
no more at presan I remain your
father Martin Ramsey
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dear sun I will in form you that I am
well and I hope that those fue lines may find
you the same John I am a lokin fore you
every day I want you to come and eat
and turneps grens and I shall
soon have peas and I want you to
come and help me to eat them
dear sun do the best you can and take
cur and dont let the yankeys git you
nothen more at presant rite soon as you
git this I remain your mother

March 15, 1863


John Futch's Wife
John Futch's Father-in-Law
John Futch's Mother-in-Law


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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