Camp near Petersburg Va
Decm the 20th 1864
Dear Sister Mollie
I received your letter
some time ago and was sorrow to
hear that you was in so much trouble
I know that you have seen a great deal
of trouble about Jims death. I am glad
that the rest of my Brothers donot
belong to the same Company that I
do for I never want to belong to a com=
=pany that I have a Brother in any
more, for it is very hard to have a
Brother shot down by my side
It is true I never saw him at the time
he was struck but I missed him in
a half a minute after he was wounded
we were running the yankees back
at the time he was wounded I went
to Captn Jones commanding the Regt
and asked him to let me go back
and help him off the field he told
me that the ambulance Corps would
take him off to the hospital
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I would write more but we are
busy putting up our winter quarters
he got wounded in the morning
and was carried to the field hospital
when I got wounded I was carried
to the Same hospital when I got
there he was dead but I did not
want to see him after he was
dead. I told Ben Ingram to get me
a lock of his hair and bring me
his pocket book and he did so
I new he had some of little Emmas
hair but I did not know it was in his
pocket book in two or three days after=
=wards if I had of known it I would
of had it put in his pocket. I have
his Book and money yet I will send
it by the first good chance. I expect
Capt Jenkins will get a furlough
to come home soon and I will
sind it by him. I would send it
by Kit but I am a fraid he might
loose it. you must write, my love to
all. I am your affectionate Bro
Jesse F. Newsom

December 20, 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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