July the 27 1863

Deare brother I again take
up my pen to rite yo a
few lines to let yo no
that I am well at this
tim and I hope that
these few lines may find yo
enjoying the same blessing
of health fro him who
is the giver of every good
and perfect gift I hav
nothing of important
to rite onley that they
have had the worst fight
in mary land
that ever has bin since
was the most
the war begun and the
most kild and wounded
and taking prisner that
[page 2]
ever has bin since this
war has begun and w s
fisher went there an I
hante heard from him
since they went theire I
dont now whether he
is cild or taking prisner
or what has become of
him he never has rote
yet if he is aliving I
dont now wether he is a living
or not when yo rite to
me backit to mee an
I want yo to send
me a ring in my leter an
send sarah and [elic?] a perty
they are awlways talking a
[added at top of pages 2 and 3]
bout yo sow nothing more
at present but remains
uore sister till death
Margaret C fisher to
D W Murph
[page 3]
Deare husband I can inform
yo that pay come here to
day an Joshua is not wounded
he was coming one to richmond
with the wagons with 6
hundard wounded men david
bumgarner was in the fight
we dont no whether he
is dead or wounded or kild
or taking prisner if yo
will come home wate too
or three weaks till this call
is over the have taking
them to fifty but yo
neede not to grieve a but
us at home we have got
plenty to eate
[page 4]
Sow nothing more at this
time but remanes youre
Dear wife untill Death

you need not send mage
nor her children any
thing more for they was
a fus about what you
did send them

I want you to send sister
Jane Susana a ring
[the last page in in a different, somewhat crude hand and
may have been written by Amanda herself]

July 27, 1863


Daniel Murphy's Wife


1st NC Artillery (10th Regiment State Troops)
Private to Sgt.


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 
To County: 
New Hanover
To Note: 
[near Wilmington]

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2011
Proof Date: 

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