May the 27th / 64

Camp 31st Regt N C Troops between the
yankees & Petersburg va
Mr Jesee Phillips
Dear uncle & ant I drop you a few
lines to let you no I am well & harty
hoping those few lines may reach
& find you the same this is the first
time I have had the chance to write
cince I left home the next day
after I returned to camp we got
orders to march & we have bin
marching & fiting every scince I
will give you a list of the Kiled
& wounded in our compny Kiled
capt S P Collins Dennis Mays [1]
wounded J T Hedegpeth / W Britt [2]
H W Ivey John M White / J. W. Baxley [3]
H. L. Kinlaw that is all that got
hurt I havent time to tell
you mutch I dont expect you
can read this for the yankees is
Shelling us & I have bad chance
[page 2]
I want to no if they are all dead
at home for I have wrote three
times Scince I left I havent herd
from yet if they aim to quit
writing I am in for I cant get the
chance to write often you ought
to be here to drink old coffee [4]
& crackers you will See our travels
in the papers I want you to write
& give me all the neuse a bout
home we cant tell whair we
will be when you here from us
a gane give my respects to all
famly Orren has bin Sick but
he is better to day he is able to
be up to day I will close for I
dont expect you will ever read
this I remain as ever tell
Deth J C Barnes a living yet
Strong ses he is
Write soon & give me all
the neuse

  1. Capt. Samuel P. Collins and Pvt. Dennis Mays of Co. A
  2. Pvts. John Thomas Hedgepeth and William Britt
  3. Pvts. Henry W. Ivey, John M. White, and John W. Baxley, and Haynes L. Kinlaw
  4. “eat” added
May 27, 1864


Co. A, 31st North Carolina Infantry


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp 31st Regt N C Troops between the yankees & Petersburg va"


To State: 
North Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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