Camp near Newmarkette Va Oct 21
Dear Cousin Mollie
I have to
tell you the sad story of your dear
husbands death he was wounded in
our engagement which took place on
the 19 of this month he was shot throug
=h the Body entered just below the
right breast and came out about the
left kidney I did not see him till aft
er he was dead he was perfectly wiling
to die and Said yell Mollie and his Father
and all the family to meet him in hea
=ven he livid about two hours sufferen
but very little I cut of a lock of
his hair and sent you by Jess he was
wounded too but not serious in the
face entering below the ear and
Came out under the chin he came
off with me and is now on his way
to stanton and will be at home soon
poor Mollie I do sympathise with you
so much but you must try and
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bear it patiently so many have been
killed unprepared porr fellow he is
better off I hated very much to have
to leave him in the hands of the
enemy but we had to fall back and
he was left in the enemies hands he
was [?????] and washed and dre
=ssed as well as the nature of the
case would admit everything was
done that could have been done
I must close as I am very tyard
having march 2 nights and one
day without sleep Your Cusin
W. D. Jones

October 21, 1864


[Either Co. A, 16th NC Cavalry or Co. K, 66th NC Infantry]


James W. Newsom's Wife


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Michael Ellis
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November, 2010

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