July the 31 th 1863
Dear wife I Set mi Self down this mornig
to answer your kind letter that I received
yestorday and was verry glad to hare
that you all was well I hant bin
well in too weekes but I hant bin
much Sick nethe onely I cant
eate hardley ennything but I think
I will git well agane if I can git
a stummick to eate I hant eate hardly
ennything in too weeks mi darling
wife I will Say to you that I
dont want you to betrobeld
about me for I will tri and take
care of mi Self but this is ahard
place ther is agreat menny Sick her
now but I hope and pray to you
that you and all of our Chilidren
will Stay well til I can See you all
agane in this world and Stay with
you I hope the time will Soon cum
when we can See each other agane
[page 2]
Dear and loveing wife I
Say to you that I want you
to take care of all of our things
til I cum home and doo the
best you can I think I will
Start home before verry long
it is along trip to walk but when
we Start we exspect to take our
time and doo the best we
can I will Say to you that
I want you to have all
the froot Stild that you cant dry
and try and dry as menny as
you can you have never rote to me
yet how your gardens is
adoo ing and you potatoes I want
to no how them dun we planted
last fall I bout a coupel
aquarts of irish taters Sence I have
bin Sick I pade one dollar a
quart for them and was glad
to git them at that for I could
hard ley git enny thing to
eate no how
[page 3]
Dear and loveing wife
I will Say to you that I want
to See you verry bad and all
of our Sweete chil dren I hae most
for got how you all look enny
more I want you to tel me
how em and ann dos and tel
me how much oald wheat
you have yet So I mus Close
for this time by saying to you
write Soon as you can and
let me no how you argitting
along in this troubel Som worl
god I hope will have mercy upon
us and Spare our lives to mete
agane mi darling wife I want
to no whethe you let mi Sweete
little babe Suck yet or not [1]
sis and mary I want to See
you all verry bad Daniel Setzer
to his loveing wife Susan Setzer
god bles you forever is mi
pray er forchrist Sake
[page 4]
July the 31 th 1864 Car
I now Set mi Self down to rite
you afew lines to let you no
that I hant well at this tim
but I hope and pay to you that
you will Stay well for I dont
no how your mother would
doo with out you I want you
to Still all te apples that you [2]
can git and dont Spend
too much time athrashing
I dont think you ones can thrash
no how hardley but I want
you to doo the bes atit you
can I want you to thrast
our one as Soon as you can
and dont letit rot in the
Stack I want to no how much
we mad noah I almost for got
how you look enny more calob
I would like to See you agane
So I mus Close for this time
Daniel Setzer to car Setzer

  1. nurse?
  2. still = distill for brandy
July 31, 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: 
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