State of Northcarolina Rowan County
June 10 J W Overcash Dear Son I received [1]
your letter yesterday we ware glad to
hear from you that you are well
I now take the opertuity to inform you
tha we are all well and hope
thes lines will find you injoying the same
wee are laying by our big corn to day
it is from waist high to as high as a horse
but it needs rain badly we are going to cut
wheet tomorrow thers is good helth all over
the country old Jimy Deaton got tite and
fell out of the bugy and broke his thy
and two ribs and is very bad off your
cozen terisa has gote a sprout and youre
aunt Sarah has a fine sone you said you
wood like to have something to eate and I
want you to write as this coms to hand and
let us know what you need whither cloas
or something to eate write what you need
and you shall have it if wee can fix
any way to git it there if I could tak
time I would like to go and see you all the
rest of the boys I undersande that you
have been thron out of your mess tell
us how that happened and whither it is so
or not tell us hwo is your mess mats and
hoo is your Capton and how you fair
in every way som of the neighbours had
nice chase after old Josiah andrews last
thursday he came throw the woods back
of Jack Leazers [lt] riding a good gray hors
and they thought that he had stole the
horse and they followed him down to the
left of concord and cetched him and
fetchd him to trial at Jacks Leazer
[page 2]
and found in his possession a pare of
martongales and bridle that he had stol
from Obadiah Sloope he had stold about two months
ago and the put him in jail and then
he volunteered they had a janererl muster
in Statsville yesterday and they got about
1.05 volenteers Edwerd Carell has volunteered
And Wm Lowrance has cme home to go to the
War now you are in the servc of your State
I want you to do your dutie as a Soldier
that it may be said of you and all the
Rowan boys as it is now said of Col hill
and his brave soldiers the first Redgment
of NC not a man but was willing to do
howl Duty I now say to you as the old man
said to his son go if you must fite
fight like a man and give credit to state
to your County and to your friends now
I would say to you keep out of bad
company as much as you can for I know
that thare is things don in camp that
ougt not to be don any whair tell me
how many is thear and how you get
washing and coocking don if I could
go down ther at free cost or half pay
I would go down as swoon as I can and take
You som provisian
Write swoon

Jos Overcash

I inclouse som little of the watch [sketches?]
man I think they will interresting to you

  1. June 10, 1861
June 10, 1861


Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


Co. G. 6th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell
Transcription Date: 
February, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2011

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