Dec,, the, 19, 1863
Dear Wife with
pleasure I take my pen
in hand,, this morning in ansur
to your kind epistle which I
recived a fu day ago with pleas
I have bin in the city on gard
for 2 days Sam Mckin gut here
last knight he expcts to Star
back in the morning the 20
I will Send my box with him
I giv him five dolars to by
you Sum orings [1],, every thing
is hier here than in charlote
Scoot Came doun here with
his finger in his mouth he
mite fetch our boxes well a
nuf onley he dident want
to be trubled with them,, the
Soldiers intends to hang
all Such men,, tha Say cant
Sufer and fight and be Niger
Sich men will see hard
times when the Solders get home
[page 2]
Well Mag as I have
told you before and as I
tel you a gain I dont
know when I will get home
a bit more than you [??]
I dont think it will be
Soon my Chance is as good
Sams,, But the Lords will
be dun not mine I will
hope for beter thing whether
it coms or not but things
looks very dark to me
now I was apost to the
war at the outset and
I am yet I dont like to
See So meny folks at hom
and me in the field that
has more to fite for than
I hav,, our confedrecy is
lost lost be fore long
without a change Soon
I think a change will take
place be fore harvest
[page 3]
Well Mag this day is cold
a clear I was on picket thursdy
knight in town at the
theater I neve Saw it rain
harder in my life I had to
take it just lik cow but
it dident hurt me I dun
the best I cold I think
I can Stand as mutch as
any man it is killing lots
of our men ihope those
fu lines may find you
and famley all well
write Soon and often
tel me all the nuse
I cant write you much
nuse nuse that wold do
you any good you can
here the nuse of the war
I receved a leter from
Mother yesterday I herd
D A [??] Nuthing more M J C
I Remain your husben till Death
[page 4]
Well Mag I Receved
your Box with thanks to
you it was all right and
good it found me redy for
it,, but wee have a good mes
we have a Set of nice men
wee all git Boxes evry 2 or 3
weeks So wee always have
Somthing from home on hand
if wee dident wee wold See
hard times wee Sell our
meet wee draw and pays for
our washing,, Well Mag RCC
is well and fat onley I have
got a Sore han I got it
cut yesterday with the ax
write a cros the root of my
thum I think it will be
well in a fu days if I dont
get cold in it,, you Said
Mary Sam was looking
for Sam home crismu
Sam dont know when he wil
git home I can tel you it wont
be soon

  1. oranges?
December 19, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


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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