Fort, Cas, Feb, 15, 1864
Dear Wife I Seat my
Self to drop you a fu lines
this morning to let you
here from me I am well
I have Just came of gard
and it is ranin and bloin
the hardst Sort this makes
three knights this week i dont
git one wink of Sleep but
it dont hurt mee much
I weigh one hundred and 80
my helth is good I have
more Clothe than I want
I have fore pare of pants and
thre pare Slips 3 Shirts
3 Cots 6 par of Socks 2 par
has the toes out of them
and 2 caps my old hat is mos
dun I want to Send Sum
of my cloths home if I
can git a chance there is two
men going to Start home from
our co in a day or two I dont know
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whether I can Send them
or not you can Send to
the Depo and See I am going
to Send this leter with them
them ones name is Housten
and pinion those two men
is going home on furlo
as Soon as tha kin get a
boat wee have got Small
pox in our CO no one
can get to pass on the Boat
doun here to See us only
them that has Specil
bisness I want you to
tel me the perticklers
a bout Mothers health I dont
want you to Say I hant
heerd for two or thre days
I expect She is beter or they
would Sent me word I
wrote hur a letter a fu days
a go told them if She
got danger for housten
to write me a leter and cin
his name in fool to it
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[??????????????????????] [1]
A fu [????????] morning
but I forg[?????] State Sum
things I want you to tel
Doct Houstin to write me
a leter and State Morthes
case in it if he Sends
me the right kind of a
Staten that he dont think
Mother will Live and Sine
his name in fool I think
I can git of on Spicil
furlo my helth is good
expt cold that is a comen
complaint write Soon
and ofte let me here from
Mother and the rest of the
friends I want you to Send me a Box with
hugh Housten when returns
he is waten now to get a Boat
you will here when he
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[only three lines written at the top of the page, and damage makes it impossible to read more than part of word here and there, except for the last word “more”]

  1. top of page damaged, part torn away
February 15, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From Note: 
"Fort, Caswell"


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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