Camp Smith
July 24th 1862
Dear Father & Mother
I seat my self this morning
to drop you a few lines to let
you know that I am well at the
present hoping that these few lines
will find you all enjoying good
helth we got along vary will we got to
A Alexander the first night and to Bar
netts the second we moved ye[s]turday
we are stationed now on a Island
there is about fifteen acres in it
it is a vary good plase to drill but wood
and water is not handy we moved
a cross the river in two canooes we have
tolerable plenty to eat we have sugar and
rice bacon and flour salt theire is a right
smart of our bacon that is spilt [“not bad” added between the lines]
but we have to eat it or do with
out I was on gard last night for
the first time we have sixteen in
our mess I expect we will have twenty
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when all of our company comes in
I am doing vary well and vary
well satisfide I will close without
it was better write soon
direct your letters to WarmSprings
Madison county cear of capt West
First Battion N C Troops
excuse my bad writing and spelling
remember your son J B Patton
to J L Patton

July 24, 1862


Co. K, 60th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC


Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC


From Note: 
"Camp Smith"


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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