July the 16 th 1863
Dear beloved wife I Sit mi Self down
to wight you afew lines to let you no
that I am tolerbel well at this time I
have had a verry bad cold and headache
for a few days and I dont feel well now
Dear loveing wife I received your kind
letter this morning and was glad to hare
that you and all the rest was well
One ley you Sed mary and the baby
was not well I am Sorry to hare that
for I dont want you nor non of the
familly to git Sick for you have
troubel anuf enny how mi darling
wife I have not much noos to wright
to you at this time I Stated to you in
mi last letter that we was agoing to
leave this place but we ar ther yet and
I dont no when we will leave hur
[t]his bridg has to bee garde and mebbey
we will Stay hur the yankes is all
gon now but ther may cum back in
afew days we dont no how Soon tha
artriing them Selves now every wher
[page 2]
Dear beloved wife I want you to
write to me whether you have hurd
ennything of brother jacob and marcus
Since the fite in pensylvania or not
I hant hurd ennything from the Sence
the fite I rote Jacob aletter whe I was
at Richmond yet and he hant anserd
it yet I want you bee sates fide as well as you
can til i cum home for if god Sprs mi
life I will See you gane mebby be
fore long for I think the yankeys will
Soon whipus and then every will go
home if tha hold on at what ther at
now tha cant help but whip us and
that before long Some thinks the war
will end next month but I dont
no I dont think it will end that
Soon if it reley was gods will
it would end to day yet I would bee
glad for I and Sotired of it idont no
what to doo Sogod bles you
[page 3]
Dear loveing wife I will Say to
you that I want to see you and all
the rest verry bad i can hardley live
this way much longer nohow if the war
dont end before long I will cum
home enny how if I have to walk
home and if I ever git home
one time more I will di before I
ever will goto Such aplace agane
mi darling wife you never wantted
me to go no how and I have bin Sorry
amenny atime that I dident take
you advice and Stay at home So i
must close for this time by Say
ing to you write Soon as you git this
letter and let me no how you all
ar gitting along god bless you if
we meete on earth nomore I hope
we will meete in haven whar
parting is no more Daniel Setzer to
his Sweete loveing wife
Susan Setzer god bles you forever
and ever is mi praye for christ
Sake amen
[page 4]
July the 16 th 1863 Car I Set mi
Self down to wright you afew lines
to let you no that I am tolerbel well
at this time hope ing when thes few
lines cums to your loveing hands that
tha ma find you and all the rest well
received you letter this morning and
was verry glad to hare from you and
all the rest you sed in your letter
that you had bin halling wheat and
hadent time to wright nor eat mi der
Son if you had nomore to eat then
what I have you could Soon git dun
Car I want you to take good care of
the horses and I want our wheat
thrash as Soon as you Can git ready
for if it ranes as much ther as it
dus her I dont no what will becum
of all of us it raines her everyday and
some time day and nite the water has
Spilt evry thing along the water
carses her So I mus close for
this time Daniel Setzer to car
Setzer when this you rarember me

July 16, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Name Variant: 
Full name is Robert Carr Setzer, but goes by Carr
Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
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