february 10
NC Materson co [1]
Camp shelton loral [2]
Dier wife I take the presant opertuniy
of droping you afew lines to let
you no that I am well all to cold
we hav all had bad coles
you must excuse me for not riting
no more thani hav fori hav had no
paper til now we keep hunting tories [3]
we ketch one ons ina while I hav bin
about agood deal but i havnot
met with such aplace before
we hav to go threw many hard
ships hier sereptia I want to be
at home with you and I stil hope
that I will get to come bfore
long we air the funneyest looking
sit you ever saw we air all
lousey and smoked til you cold [4]
not tell whether we was a bacon
side or a human we get plenty
to eat hier I hav not much
war nuse to rit for we dont get
much hier they say the yanks has [drove?]
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our boys from the big creek gap 20 miles
I want you to rite to me for i do
want to hier from you very bad
and from all the folks tel them
all to rite to mee fori want to hier
from them all I expect that
they air all thinking hard of me
for not riting more but ihav
not the chanc I was glad to hier
from you when John morgan come
I hav nothing very interesting
to rite at presant direct your
leters to the warm springs or
to marshel Materson co NC [5]
so I must bring my leter to a
close by saying that I remain
yur afectinat husband until
deth D W Revis to
Sereptia Revis


  1. Madison County, NC
  2. Shelton Laurel
  3. Unionists
  4. infested with lice
  5. the town of Marshall in Madison County
  6. In January 1863, the 64th North Carolina was involved in the infamous massacre at Shelton Laurel. Thirteen men and boys were summarily executed in reprisal for a raid by Unionists and deserters (some from the 64th NC) on military stores at Marshall.
February 10, 1863


Name Variant: 
Co. B, 64th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Note: 
"Shelton Laurel, Madison County NC"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrew Albritton
Transcription Date: 
April, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2010

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