the 7th
Camp Davis near the Sound June 1863
Mr Jesee Phillips
Dear uncle I seat my self to drop
you a few lines to inform you
that I am Well & harty hopin
those few lines may reach &
find you the same & all of
the famly the same I
have no Strange nuse to
relat at this time We are
campt a bout seven or
eight miles from town We
have a very helthy camp
I cant tell Whether hit
Will be helthy or not We
have good Water as can be
expected down hear I shood
be glad to be at meating to
day but I am a good pease
off I wish you all good
luck if I never sea you
a gane hard times in war
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we hvent got much sickness
in Camp at presant I Want
you to Write I tell me what
hs become of all the con
scrips tell orren I recived
his leter & was glad to hear
from him tell him I
shood like to be with him
for I no that he seas a
heap of fun with the girls
we fair som beter a bout
something to eat We get
a half Pound a day for
two days we get half pound
one day we get a quarter of
a pound we get a right
smart of fish hear I
shood be glad to com home
& sea you all I think
that I shal get to come
if we sta hear long I
hird that four compnys
[page 3]
of the 51st was ordard to
magnolia I hird that 46st
had left kinston but I
dont no whether hit be so or
not We have had a lection at
last W R Freeman is our 2nd
liut I am third three run
agants me one got five one
four & one got nun I got
twenty 22 you may tell
orren that some of thear
fethers was cut bad I
beleave I havent no more
nuse to relat I want you
to write & give me all the nuse
a bout home tell me how
crops looks tell me if eny
body is ded or mared since
I wrote tell me what
them big hedded hardins
is at & if tha havent
took them yet tell
[page 4]
orren to bring them in
I hird that elex had got
crazy if we had him we wood
bring him two I want you
to tell orren not to
eat all the honey for
I want som tell him
when he comes to bring
me a nuff to seeten my
tooth I Want you to
write & let me no how
ant nancy is getting
a long so I will close
you must excuse bad
Writing & spelling
I re main your friend tell
deth John C Barnes

to Mr Jesee Phillips

June 7, 1863


Co. A, 31st North Carolina Infantry


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


From Note: 
"Camp Davis near the Sound"


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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