I am near murfress bero this [the?] 10 1862 [October 10, 1862?]
tenn Ruther ford county NC troops 60 ridg CO E
Dear father mother brothers and sisters neighbors
and freinds it is with pleasure that i seat myself
to inform you that I am Well at presant hoping
that tha ma find you all Well I hav nothing of
im portance to rite to you but that the boys
is all alive som fell sick g W brooks has
got the mumps but is on the mend [grda?]
howel [1] has got them We hev not had
any figt yet tha hav bin fit ing som at nash ville
tha hav bin fetching in prisners amost every
day I dont no how soon We Will havto fit or run
We hear that thare a grate many at nashville
and that tha are areinforcen the troops is don cuming
hear now thar is about 50 or 60 thausand hear
and thare is a talk of our mooving back
a peace to Ward old NC in afew das
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I hav not heard from you since I com hear I would
like to hear from you all but it seams as tho
we never Will git any more let ters hear
I am git ting tiard of the Ware and Want to com
home for I am git ting too fat I Weigh 150 lbs
I hav not got any let ters from the boys since
I hav bin in camps nor I dont no Whate to rite
So nothing more at presant but I remain
your afectionate Son and friend until
death if I nev er sea you on earth any more
l[e]t us meet in heav in Where ?> never
com and parting is no more so faare Well
for a While J. E. Mcfee

to charles Mcfee and to John Wise

  1. Pvt. E. G. Howell of Co. E
October 10, 1862


Company E, 60th NC Infantry


John Ervin McFee's Father
John Ervin McFee's Mother


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