> Camp of the 45th Regt. N.C.T. A. N. Va. [1]
Near orange C. H. Va.
April the 22 nd 1864
Dear Parents and Brother, It is again
that seat myself to drop you all a few lines
to let you know that I am Still in the land
amongst the living and am in good health at
present with the hopes of these lines a finding you
all in the best of health. I shall only make a
short note of my letter so I shall begin by saying
that A. G. Causey arrived yesterday evening he
brought me a poke of victuals and a letter I was
more than glad to hear from you Robert Kirkman
arrived last thrusday and by his hand I recived
your most welcom letter with a bit of meat and
cake and 3 plugs of tobacco I am all right on
the goose you need have no fears about that
I havent any news of importance to write at
presant We have just drawn three days Rations
to go on picket I suppose or if we are not a
going on picket we must be a going to move
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our camp down there We have just been hearing
a heap of good news from the lower part of
N.C. about Plymouth 2500 prisoners 30 pieces
of Artilery captured all done by Brigadier Genl Hoke
a big Genls name can go a great ways
but a poor privates life is soon forggotten
C. Layton Starts for home in the morning
and by his hand I send this note I also
send my Over Coat I thought that it might
be that I would loose it and it was too
Valuable to loose you can all take the best
care of yourselves that you can for I hope
god will protect me as he allways has done
thus far. I shall expect a letter from
you soon if nothing happens you wanted to
know what John Aldred said about
bringing me something to eat he said
that pap brought some things over but he had
So much he could not posibly bring it
So I will close for I am writing by fire
light So I remain yours as ever
so farewell for this time
To J. C. Hackett C. Hackett
and Family

  1. North Carolina Troops, Army of Northern Virginia
April 22, 1864


Company D, 45th NC Infantry
Private to Sergeant


N/A [employed at state saltworks]


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Michael Ellis
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