Camp near Fredericksburg
March the 30th 1863
my dear Wife
I received yours and was glad to hear
from you and the family This leaves
me well in better health that I have
been before in twelve months and
I hope it may So continue during
my life I hope this my find you
enjoying the best of health as it is one
of the greatest that a person can be
bestored with. We are at the same
place where I found the regiment
but wont expect to stay here much
longer. We have packed up all
our baggage that we could not cary
on our backs and sent them to the
railroad. I expect we will soon
be on a march some wher but I cant tell wher
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I have just heard of the death of
my brother William I was very sory
to hear of his death poor fellow he
has paid the det we all have to pay
Sooner or later I hope he has gon to
a better world than this where there is
no pain [???] nor no sorrow known
I received the [things?] by Capt
Armstrong was glad to receive them
I write nearley twice every week
but have received but few letters
since I left. I cant tell what become
of the letters. I must close I hope we
may meet soon. My love to all the
the family and receive a portion
your self my darling wife
from your affectionate husband
John Futch
[??] [???] his [???] wife Martha Futch [ink very faded]

March 30, 1863


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


John Futch's Wife


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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