Camp of 45th Regt N. C. Troops
Fredericksburg Va June the 1st 1863
Dear Father and Mother I seat myself to drop
you a few lines one time more to inform you that
I am well and hope when these lines come to your
hands if they ever do that they will find you all in
a state of good health I have not received any letter
from you since Whitley came back and I have been
very uneasy ever since we left Kinston I saw billy
Stong the morning we left Kinston and he told me
that Isabel was very bad sick with the dypthery [1]
and I have been looking for a letter this some
time I have inquired of the other boys who have been
geting letters if they spoke any thing concerning youens
and I cant hear any thing about you.
We left Kinston the 20th ult. and come as far as
Richmond on the cars and from there here we had
to foot it we are in sight of the Yankee camps
our pickets are on one side of the River and
the yankee pickets on the other the talk back
and to each other very frequently and sometimes
they swim across to each othr and exchange
Tobacco for coffee and news papers and so on
They are up in their Balloons nearly every day
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watching the movements of our Army I have saw
nearly all the neighbor boys they are in camp in
the neighborhood of this place Harris Fields is all
most as big as his Granpa. Linsey is well but has
not improved much in Growth little Leven Hackett
looks well he was not in the last battle he was
Provost Guard at Hills head quarters and infact
all the boys look fine what are alive of them but
the Dixie boys have had first rate luck they have
been in 18 regular down fights and only three killed
dead out of the co yet. we are drawing half rations
of meat now and flour and peas and rice and sugar
but we have not drawed any money yet nor I dont
know when we will I thought we were agoing to
get our money before we left the old North State
I wish they would pay us for we stand in need
of it and as for a battle at this place I can not say
we have orders to keep two days rations ahead and
all the troops have had that order all winter
and spring so I will close by asking you to write
and be certain to write for I want to hear from
youens so bad I do not know what to do C. Hackett
Direct your letters to Richmond Va Daniels
Brigade Rhodes Division Richmond Va.

  1. Hackett’s sister Isabel, b. ca. 1853
June 1, 1863


Company D, 45th NC Infantry
Private to Sergeant


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Michael Ellis
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April, 2010
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