Dec the 9 1863
Dear Wife I have just
returnd from camp Lamb
I was Detald to go there to fix up
winter quaters our Bt [1] was orderd
there but the order was conter mand
I Supose wee wil Stay here a while
longer camp Lam is in Wilmington
about 2 miles from this place
I am well I receved your leter yestu
I was glad to here form you and that
you were all well and my Stock
and Seeding and I hope those fu lines
will find you all enjoying the Same
great Blessing of our great purtector
in home we trust til the Biter end
of this war he is wiling to Save all
all hav put here trust in him
it is his will that I am hur I will
try to make my Self contented hoping
for beter things I dont alow my Self
to complain about those things
if I keep well I will git along Sum how
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I think this is as good a
place as I cold a found in the
Confedresy it is a cickley place
there is Sum Small pox in this citty
Sirenus Alexander gut a leter from
Dr. Housten Stating that his wife
was bad Sick I dont know whther
he will git hom or not I herd down
here that Sandy McCinley was cuming
doun bfore long I dont thik I want
any thing but a par of Socks
I think you had better kill your
hogs before crismis to Save your
corn comence to cave [2] on the top of
crib keep the muel an
horse apart to keep pone [3] from
eating the muel Nuthing more
onley take good care of your Self
and do the best you can tel friend
all hody for mee I wrote to Mother
a letter and gut no answer
I will close By teling you hoddy that
is the Best I can do R C Cald M J C

  1. Battalion
  2. cave = save?
  3. “pone” must be the name of the horse
December 9, 1863


Co. C, 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From Note: 
likely near "camp Lamb"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
November, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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