Garysburg June the 8 1861
State of N C
My dear Father I take the present oppor
to drop you afew lines to let you know
that Jacob and I are well at present hoping
that you all are enjoying the same blessing
The State ha[s?] us ten dollars a peace
and we have gave Robert Vance thirty
dollars to carey to you for we do not
expect to need it We have also sent our
coats in a box with the balance
you can get them down at town
Tell uncle Penland that George has sent
his coat and wescoat and for him to
get them and take [????????????] [1]
are on them We are at garysburg and expect
to leave here very soon for virginia we do not
know what point we will go to we will
write to you whe when we S[t]op
we left Raleig last saturday morning
I wrote to you wile we were Station
[page 2]
there the troops are passing here
every day in great quantity
they ar agoing to virginia as fast
as the cars can hall almost
I think if old abe could see all the
troops that are preparing to fight
[line damaged at fold and unreadable]
a bad <???> We are all in very good
Sperits and have plenty to eat and
some to spare but you all that
are at home must make all the crop
you can we may kneed it be for
we get back give my respets
all? friends W. M. guder [2] sends
[line damaged at fold and unreadable]
you can so nothing more
Wm M Patton
J. L Patton

  1. line damaged
  2. William M. Gudger of Co. F
June 8, 1861


Co. F, 14th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC


Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2011

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