Jan 29 1863 Camp Whiting near Willmington
Mr Jesse Phillips Dear father and mother I
Seat my self to let you no how I am
and to let you no I recived yor leter
of the 28 it found me well as Comon
orren is well and strong and J C B is [1]
well I hav not much news to tel you
at this tim I hop thas few lins may
find you all well and doing well I
the fortsixt is in this Co [2]
som 30 or mils from her strong
got a leter from franc day be for
yesterday they ar stationd at a bridg
cros north east river eight mils from
Burgaw station Benoms Brig is a County
bidg if you rit to wash let him no [3]
whare I am I dont no wher to direct a
leter for him to get hit franc told
in his leter to direct to burgaw station
I rot to sam som das a go but hav
not got no answer yet if any body
has any notion of Comin to se them
it is as good a tim as they will get
I think if you tak a notion to Com
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you must com by her too we hav
som rit smart of deserers in our
Co and likle to hav more yet I will
not nam them you will her it tim
a nuf som of them has Com back
and they hav got them in the gard
hous and they ar a Cort mashelin
them to day I do not no what they
will do with them not much I
hop I wod lik to hav som potatos
for I Cant by won har at no pris
what ever I Cant rit to you all
tel Joana to do as she liks a bout
the hank Chief and [??]d I want
you all to rit to me and giv me the
news in good old Robeson it is
not spelt rit I will Clos for
this tim tell mag to rit to me
and all of the rest of them
nothin mor at this tim

Edmund M Phillips
to you all at home

  1. John C. Barnes
  2. the 46th NC Inf.
  3. his bother, Washington L. Phillips, 46th NC Inf.
January 29, 1863


Co. A, 31st North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Robeson County, NC


Name Variant: 
Jessee, Jesee
Residence (County): 
Robeson County, NC
Name Variant: 


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Whiting near Willmington"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2010

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