Carline County Va
April the 15 1863
Dear Wife I Seat my self for
the pleashure of Answring your kinde
leter dated April the 3 1863 it found
Me well as i Cold be exspected for a poor
Soldier I hope those few lines may
Come safly to hand and finde you
Enjoying helth Dear Wife I
hav nothing of importanc to write you at
this time times are very hard here
Every Thing is Very high
it looks to me like [???] [1]
to [??] So prospect
of any Crops bring [???] in this part if
[??] without a [???] [???] [???]
Dear wif you never Sed in your leter
how mutch money you had recived
from me I wold like to No how
mutch you recived from me I want you
to let me no in your next leter
[??] or I will [???] whether or not
it all Dear wif I hav [??]
moor money to send too if I Cold get a
chance to send it to you I Cold send it
it in [???] but it wold not be
[???] to get it Dear wife I want to
See you verry bad their is strong
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[???] if us [???] to Wilmington NC
be fore but I am afraid that
they aint [??] [???] Sutch [??] [???] that
I wold like for you to write in your next
leter how all the rest of the family is
a giting a long You never rote to me nothing
about what you was a talking about before I
left home we hav [???] of hard driling to
Do here your [??] [??] to Drill 6 hours out
of a day Dear wife you must do the
best you Can til I git home I herd you
was well Lt powers told me you [??] well
I had [???] a you I writ
A leter to you every weeke Dont be afraid to
writ paper is only $5.00 Dollars a quire
they was [8?] [???] [???] out our redgiment
[???] [???] [??] [??] time is short I will
Close write soon fail not I hav a
verry bad chanc to write hire tell all of the
family to rite Nothing more I remain
your affectionate husband til Deth
John Futch to Mrs Martha Futch

I reckon you not to [??] [??]
So be shur to get a [???] [???] and security
Write and let me no hows [???] [???] is
geting along

  1. the ink is very faded in this letter
April 15, 1863


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


John Futch's Wife


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Port Royal?


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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