Camp 14th N.C. Troops near New Market
Dec the 8th 1864
My Dear Sister Mollie
I this morning write you a
few lines to inform you that I
am well at present and hope that
These few lines may find you and
all well There is no news of import-
ance in Campe So you must not
look for a long letter I arrived
here on the Sixth of the mounth
and found all of the Boys well
and in the best of Sperts
they all feel confident of Victory
if the Enemy Should make any
attack on them I Saw Ben
Ingram the yesterday and he
Says that Jimmy was put away
very neatly he dug his grave
but did not have time to
bury him as the Yankees ran
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them off he said that
he would of burried him
but Mr. Parker told him to wait
till he Came up there as he
wanted to see to him being
burried and he also said
that Mr. Parker wanted to
make some rema[r]k about his
bravery Ben has been to his
grave since he was buried
and set some Cedar at his
head and feet I shall go
before the Board in two or
three days but cant say what
will be the result I will
either get a detail or be
retired but if I am not
retired I expect to stay here
as I have been offered a pro
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motion if I would have it Col
Johnston & General Cox both wants
me Col. Johnston wants me
for his orderly and Cox wants
me for a dispatch bearer So
I dont know wheather to be
retired or not there is no
news in Camp So I will
Close by Saying give my love
to Sister Ann and all enquir
ing friends and except to your
self the affections of your
G. W. Rooker
P.S. you need not write
till I write again
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Dear Aunt
It is a dull cloudy morning
every thing out of dorse look gloomy sad
and somber as if even nature it
self felt gloomy and dispondent

December 8, 1864


Mollie Newsom's Brother
Company A, 14th NC Infantry
Private to Corporal


James W. Newsom's Wife


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
November, 2010

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