Camp cragg nair fredicks burg March 16th [
Dair brother and sister I seat my self this
this morning to let you no that I am wel at
this time with the Aception of a bad coald
I do hope and trust to god that when theas
few lines reach your dair hand that tha will
find you al well and a doing well I want
you to excus me for not riting aney more for
I hant got mutch chains to rite and cant
git aney stamps here to pay the poastage
on the letters Dair brother and sister I can
let you no that we see hard times here
I must let you no what we git to eat and
how mutch we git a pound of flour thats a
loud for us and some times we dont git
more than three quarters of a lb a day and a
quarter of a pound of rotten Baken and that
old and rank and some of hit nairly eat
up with the skippers if you had sutch
bakin I do no that suasan would make
make soap out of hit and we git a table
spoon level full of salt for three days
rashings and that what we git to eat dair
brother we ar well fixt here for a battle
here we have dug in drenchments for 20
mile long as soon as the weather brakes
we may look our for a nother battle here
I do hope and trust to god that this war
will soon close so that we can al git home
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one time more you dont no how
bad I do want to see my Dair wife [2]
and little children tha rite that
my little Babe can set a lone you
dont no how glad I would be to get
to see him one time Dair brother
this is a happy life to live you
no that but I cant help that here I
am cant help my Self a tal I do hope
and trust to god that you wont hafte
go to the armey for I dont want aney
more of my friends and relashen to go
aney more if you do hafter go I ad vis
you to join the calvary for I tel you
that this marching a foot and carying
a gun and cotterrage box and bayonete
and nap sack and haver sack and a
blankeit thats a nuf to brake doun
aney man so I must close by asking
you to rite soon and tel me al the news
and let me no how al your children
is a git a long and how Lasson Bast
is doing tel him that bidda was well the
last that I hairn from hir and well
Sates fide se is one of the finest
girls that I ever saw if I live I wil
a good part for hir and if I dont I hope
that I will leave a nuff to pay hir no
more at this time rite soon
Noah Wike to Danial Setzer and wife

  1. Camp Gregg
  2. Malinda C. Wike
March 16, 1863


Co. C, 18th North Carolina Infantry


Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp craigg" (Camp Gregg"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

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Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
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