March the 19th 1863
My Dear Wife
I received yours
and was glad to hear from you and the fam
This leaves me in tolrable health and I
hope that these few lines may find you and
all the family the same. We have just turned
from picket had to stay there one day and knigt
but we all got back Safte and sound this
morning. We are fareing about the same as we
was when I last rote. Got a plenty of flour
but little meat. I would like to be with you
you to get some of your good eatings but
I cant tell when I will ever be able to eat
at your table again but I hope you will
remember me when you go to eat my dear
Wife I want to see you very bad but I never
want you to come to the camp to see me
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I will send by Sanders a hundred an fifty
dollars, one bill is a hundred dollars you
can try and get it broke up in Small
bills. the close that I was to send I
got disappointed in sending them I would
of sent more but I ant [???] without
Some every thing is very high and we have
to buy a gradeal or we fare very bad
I want you to write as soon as you get this
and let me know whether you get the
money or not. I hope this war will soon
come to a clos so I can once more
retire to my native home and be
with the loved ones there to enjoy the
pleasures of home and the darling ones
there in. But we must make [???]
[???] while we are seperated I will close
my love to all the family and receive a potion
my darling wife
John Futch

March 19, 1863


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


John Futch's Wife


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp near Rappahannock, VA


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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