Company G 4 regimt
Camp Pickens manassas v. a
February 14th 1862
I recievd your leter this morning
and was glad to hear from you
for it had been som time sence
I heard from you and I had com
to the conclusion that you had
got out of the notion of writeing
It seems that you are getin uneasy
from the way you write but I
dont think that you have any
reason to that is if you believe
what I told you before I left but
you seem to doubt it and hav
com to the conclusion that I was
a trying to flater you but that
is somthing that I am clear of
So I hope that you will content
your self so far as that is concearnd
and not study any more on that subject for
I am all right as for as that is concearnd
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now I will try and tel you the
reason why I rote a bout being left
with out a wife it was becous I wrote
about som of the rest of you foulkes
and I though that you would read
the leter to them and they wouldent
think any thing about us and I
thought that you would know what
I was up to but I learn that you
thought I ment what I said but I
did that for a sham I wasent any
ways uneasy about getin a wife atal
so you can drop that at what its at and
consider all things right. I will now
take up somthing els I was sumwhat
surprised to hear of so many weddins
for I thought it was getin time that
people was thinking about somthing
els besides maring if they havent
thought about it yet they will they
will begin to think of it before
many more days for the yankeys
will soon bee apon them if they
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dont do somthing before long so
I hope that the young men will begin
to wake up out of there cowardly sleepe
before they wake up in the hands
of there enemys. tel marts Buley
not to get to taken on to strong with
the boys untel the war is over and
let the boys go and help take cear of
there country and they can take on as
much as they pleas. tel Jim that I
would be very glad to see him and
his famely and in fact all of my
friends but I dont see much chance
to get to see them the way times is now
but I hope that times will soon change and
if they do maby I can get to com home
this winter or next spring. I am well
and doing well for I hav plenty to eat
and ware and nothing to do but stand
guard ever onece an a while I havent
suferd any yet I havent had any sickne
ess yet and I hope that I wont hav any

[No ending]

February 14, 1862


Company G, 4th NC Infantry


Harrison Hanes's wife


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Prince William
From Note: 
Camp Pickens


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Antonina Paver
Transcription Date: 
April, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2009

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