Oct 12 1862 NC
Camp near Wilmington
Dear uncle it is with pleasure
that I Seat my Self this
morning to write you afiew
lines to inform that I am
well at present hopeing when
those fiew lines come to hand
they may find you all enjoyin
the same good Blessing of
health at this time I will tell
you when we left Kinston NC
on the 9 day and came
to wilminton the morning
of the [???] [???] I will tell
you we lost one man
on the Road killed with
a Bridge John A Deal
he was standing up on top
of the car looking Back
and the train Run through
under a Bridg and the Bridg
struck his head and Broke it
he drew three long Breaths and
that was the last of him
I will tell you the Sand at least
Shoe mouth deep hear the
sun shines very hot to day
I think we are a
South corse from home
[page 2]
I will tell you I Recd a letter
from dated Sept 27 and
was glad to hear that you
ware all well and doing well
I Recd a letter from home
the 2nd day of this month
you Said you ware geting
along very Slow with your
work this fall wilmington has
been a great place in good
times the River was lying
full of transports yesterday
morning of ingland
I close write soon and
give me all the news
you can as I have no
news at this to to
you I close so nothing
more at this time
William H Leazer [1]

  1. Leazer served as a private in Co. G, 42nd NC Infantry
October 12, 1862


Co. G, 42nd NC Inf.


Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp near Wilmington"


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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