Oct the 26 1863 Dear brother i seat
Mi self this morning to drop you a few
lines to let you know that i am well at
presant hopin those few lines may find you
and family all wee Jim i ant got any
good nuse to rite we are in Camp betwen
federix burg and hand over Junction
the wether is very cold and wet and mody
Jim we fite her evry now and then i was
in a fite on the 8 we Cut an Slash 3 or 4
ours mi file leder got shot of[f] ov his horse
i had to stop mi mare to keep from runin
over him the ball went threw his head
the boolets and bum Shels flew all round
me thick i thaut mi time had Com but i
Com threw safe as good luck wood hav it
Jim i was in a nother fite on the 17
it lasted about a nower we whip
the yankees and took 200 Prisners and
Capterd all the Camp and wagons and 200
horses we had to Cros back over the river
the yankees was as mad as hornets we kill
som of them and and they kill som of us
hard times her no chance fore a man to
live long her i dew hope and pray that i
will Com threw safe but i dont see much
chance the yankees is Comin now the Canons
is roarn now i hav herd over a hunderd
this morning they are getin Cloaser and thicker
we will hav to sadle up and go in to fitin if
the yankees dont quit Jim the yankees is as thick
as blackbirds every time we kill one ther Coms 2 in
thare places we cant keep them back hardly if we
dont git more help you stay at home as long as you
Can and then you better not Com i never expect
to get back unles i get wounded are get kill for
the hard fitin is gest begun i dont see any Chance
to live he [1]
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Jim i reckon is at hom he will mis
som hard fitin and bad wether but i reckon
he has got a soar arm it was [??] bad when
he left i was sory that he got wounded for
he was one of the best felers we had in our mes
i hope he will soon get well and Com back
Jim you and Jef make good youse of your time
for when the ware ends all that stays at
hom will hav to stand back and look
at the balance pick in all of the solgers
out to hav 7 wives and 3 nigers to wirk for
them Jim tell that i am well I
hope him and Mother and rachel is
all well Jim you and Sary go down
to marthas house and see her and tel
her John is well but cant see her now
but I hope the day will Com when I
Can get home to stay take your
little boy down thare and let little
Jane see him and hug him Jim rite soon
and give me all the nuse up thare
Direct your Letter to Richmon va
in Care of Cap whorton 63 Reg Co K
NC troops gineral gordans brigade
give mi respects to nate Sherill and
martha Jane and all the Children and
all of mi frends
this you see remember me John H Robinson
to James M Robinson this is the way to back
your letter
Mr.. John.. H..Robinson
Richmon va Co K
63 Reg in Care of Cap whorton
general gordan brigade {in hast}

  1. he = here?
October 26, 1863


Name Variant: 
John W. Robinson
Co. K, 5th North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment State Troops)
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"in Camp betwen federix burg and hand over Junction"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
January, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2011

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