Camp near Fredericksburg
April 11th /63
Dear Father I take
the opportunity of writing you
a few lines to inform you that
we are well at this tim
hoping if theas few lines come
to hand they may find you all
enjoying the Same I got Some
old letters yesterday eavening when
Mr Moore come he was on the
road four weeks we got our Box
and crout last night the bread
and cakes was all Spoilt except
two the Sweet potatoes was nearley
all Spoilt, the butter was also
damag some I think it did
not have enough Salt, ther was
three apples that was rotton the
eggs are all rite we had a mess
of ham and eggs for breacfast
and a mess of Irish potatoes for
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dinner our crout is very good
it had leaked a little but none
to hurt I am affraid that
we will have to leave hier before
long this is Such a nice time
for the first we have had this
Spring we had a snow the
5th of this month about 5 inches
deep we heard that the yankees
had taken Charlston I think
it is not the case but if it
is I think it is a bad old
case on our side I was thinken
that they had that place fortifed
So the yanks could not take it
atall I think that they are
leaving the hill on the other
Sid of Fredericksburge
for Some point or other but
I dont no whair they are going
They have bin Saluting something
for several days over about
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the Potomac I have no news
of importance at this time
I have got no money to pay Moore
So you will have to fix it and
we will Settle it as soone
as I get payed off I dont
no how much he will charge
for it I eat so much today
I can hardly drill we had
bin looking for this box for
a long time I expect we will
have to leave before we get all
of our thing eat Well I will
have to stop till after drill
April 12th I have nothing
of importance this morning
I will tell you that my
leg has got Sore again Ther
has bin a sore on my left
leage ever since I have bin back
and yesterday eavening when we
was drilling that old place
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hurt more and I looked at it
and it was very much inflamed
and I went to the Dr this morning
and was excused from drill
It panes me a good deal and looks
very bad We are very thankful
to you all for that box If we
live till next winter and have
to Stay out we will have
more from home than we had
this winter if it is then and
can be brought I must close
write soone and often Pleas send
me a pen or two in a letter
J W Overcash
tell them that wroat to me by
Mr Moore that I cannot answer
them all at present I feel
very bad today and I am in a
very bad fix for writing
So nothing more J W Overcash

April 11, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp near Fredericksburg"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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