Camp Near Hameltons crowsins
May the 28th 1863
Dear Wife I can Say to you that I am Well at this
time hoping theas few lines may come Safe to hand and
find you the Same blessing Brother Charley is Not
Well at this time but Now wase Dangerous Marthy
I Want to see you so bad I Dont know what to
Do I Want to come home mity bad but I see Now
chance of coming Soon &c, Marthy John Malpys
& Thimothy Mills left the 24 of this Inst for home we Supose
their is 2 more of our, Co. Dead Merdrick Wood [?]
Blaney Roshel they boath Dide at the hospittle Dear
Wife it is pesible times hear Now but I Dont Now
how long it will Remane Sow their is Now movement

By the yankes as we Now of &c, We are in a vary
Nice camp about one mile from Hamltons crossings you
Nead Not Send me any more paper Nor Envelops
I have Draud my money So I can buy little things that
I Nead We Dont get A Nuff to eat yet but we
can buy little things from the Setlers but we have to pay
mity high for it Marthy I have Rote to you all
but it looks like I cant get Now letters from you
Marthy We have vary good Preaching Every Night
hear in camp ,&,C, I want you to Rite to me in your
Next Letter wheather your Father got the Powder I sent
by Mr. Saunders or Not ,&c, I am vary uneasy about
you for I Drempt Some bad Dreams about you Latly I
hope the war will End before Long and lett us all go home
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I hear they Have hard fiting at Vixberg
I heard our men had taken fifteen thousand prisners
But our men Was Retreating Back from them
I am a fraid they Will get Vixburg any how
Give my Love to All the Family and All
inquiring friends if any Rite Soon and give me
All the News Direct your Letters as usual

John Futch , To, Martha , Futch

When this you See Remember me and Beare
me in your mind Lett all this World Say
What it may Speak of me as you find

Rote by John A Ennis From
Harnett County N.C.

May 28, 1863


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


John Futch's Wife


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Near Fredericksburg, 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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