Camp near brandy station V.a
October the 25 1863
Dear father I seat my self this morning
to Drop you a few lines to let you no how we are
getting a long we are well and harty at the present
time and hopeing when those few lines reaches yous
they may find you all well and harty Dear
father we have ben looking for a letter from
you for the last three weeks and still hopeing to
get one before many Days I can state to you that
Jerry got back the other day and he braut the
news that samuel [1] was dead and that mother was
as low as she could by and I can tell you that
we was sorry to hear such news and by what
Jerry said we Expect to hear of mothers death every
day but at the same time I hope that they are better
off than we are we would like to be at home
now but we cant reach home yet a while but I
hope it want be long before we all can come home
Dear father we hav no news to rite at the present
only we hope to get to North carolina before long
our capton is promoted mayor of the tenth regment [2]
or artilery and our company belongs to that regment
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and he is a going to try and take this company
with him to N.C. for all the rest of the regment
is in N.C. some where a bout golsburow and I hope
he will take us with him I can also state to you
that we run the yankees back to alexander and
then tore up the rail road from manases to culpeper
court house so they cant more than build up the road
this winter so they want be any more fighting done
here this winter for they cant keep no army close
here without rail road communication and it will
take them some time to bild it up a gain
Dear father rite soon as you can and let us no
how yous are getting along we get plenty to eat
at the present we hav preeching every day in our
battalion and as we hav nothing more to rite we
must close by saing to you rite as soon as you can
and let us no how yous all are getting along
so no more we Remain you Sons untill Death

Daniel Hartman and J. H. Hartman
to Adam Hartman
Direct your letter to Richmon Va

  1. their younger brother, Samuel, b. ca. 1847
  2. 10th Reg. State Troops = 1st NC Artillery
October 25, 1863


Company D, 1st NC Artillery
Company D, 1st NC Artillery


John & Daniel Hartman's Father


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Allen VanNess
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2011

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