Murphy3

Transcription: 

State of Va. Camp. Gregg. May. 9th 1863
Dear Sister it is with grate pleasure I take my
pen in hand to drop you afew lines to inform
you that I not very Stout but hope these few lines will
Come to hand they may find you in good helath
I have more to tell you than I Could write in a
whole day the long expected battle has been fought [1]
and than God I Come out Safe excepting a Slight
wound in my right leg above the knee by a shell
and I have not been right Stout Since but I hope it
will all be right in a few days David was wound
Slightly in the uper lip with a Shell we was both
wounded last Sunday the 3rd inst. I will try to
give you a little acount of the fight the 29th
of April we got orders to be ready to march
at a moment warning we got them orders Soon
in the morning and about 11 oclock we got orders
[page 2]
to march we [started?] [2]
whole regiment is one one hundred and ten killd and wounded
General Jackson lossed his left arme . [3]
you wrote to me how to direct my letters to
Wash you never told me his Captain name nor you
never told me Whether he was in N.C. or where you
must tell me the Captain name and the regt. and the
State he is in. tell Marget to to write her
writing plainer next time I Could not hardly read
it I must bring my letter to a Close by asking
you to write to me as Soon as this Comes to hand
and give me all the news no more at present
I remaine as ever your Sincer and affectionated
Brother untill death
Jo[s]hua C. Carter .
to Mrs. Manday Murph

Footnotes: 
  1. Chancellorsville
  2. rest of line appears to be missing
  3. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863), whose arm was amputated and soon died of complications from pneumonia.
Date: 
May 9, 1863

Author(s)

Unit: 
Company C, 28th NC Infantry
Rank: 
Private

Recipient(s)

Other: 
Daniel Murphy's Wife

From

From State: 
Virginia
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Fairfax

To

To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 
Lincoln

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2011
Proof Date: 

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