november the 24th 1863
Dear loveing wife I Set mi Self don
to write you afew lines to let you no
that I am well at presant and hope
when these few lines cums to your
loveing hands that tha may find you all
well and dooing the best you can
Dear wife I will Say to you that we
have hard times her we dont git
half anuf to eate her we git apint of
flower aday and alittle beef and
for onse aday and that is all we eat
Dear loveing wife if I onely could
git Som thing from home to eate one time
more it would doo me so much good
for I never Sufferd So much for
Som thing to eat in mi life but
I hope and pray to god to git home one
time more wher I can live like I
Onse did
[page 2]
Dear loveing wife I wrote
you alitter the 12 of this month
and I hant got no ancer yet I
want to hur from you all verry
bad and want to See you all
much wors Dear wife I want
you to write to me and tel me
how you ar gitting along in this
troubelsum world Dear love
ing wife I want you to Send
me anuf of paper in your letter
for me to writ eyou one for I
cant git non her Dear loveing
wife it is verry cold her and
I have nothing but mi blanket
to Sleepe with I have to li on the
ground and cuver with mi
blanket and doo the best I
can I hope this war will Soon
end and we all can git home
one time more
[page 3]
Dear loveing wife I will Say to
you that we ar Still in the gard house
and I dont no how long we will have
to Stay yet I am agitting verry tired of
it but I dont want you to bee troub
eld about me I dont think tha will
hurt us more then keepe us in the gard
house Dear loveing wife I will Say
to yu tha I have borred twenty dollars
from Mr John hos and I want you to
pay him whenever you See him I was
out of money and I cant draw nun
til we git out of the gard house
Dear wife I hard that Mr manull robison
was agoing to cum out hur befor long and
I want you to Send me a box with him
if you can and if he dont cum Mr
troy is agoing to bring boxes from
newton about christmas and if he
dus you can Send with him
[page 4]
Dear loveing wife I will send you
averry nice fine come that I pade 2
dllars for it Dear loveing wife I want
you to bee Shore and Send me abx
the first chanse you git for we
cant git enny thing to eat her for
love nor money corn meal is 40 dollars
abushel I have bin try ing to buy
oneley one quart and I cant gitit
Dear loveing wife I must close
for this time by saying to you
I want you to write every week
and let me no how you ar gitting
along I think I will Stay with the
ridgment now and I can git enny
thing you send Something more at presant
onely remane your husband til
death Daniel Setzer to his loveing
wife Susan Setzer

November 24, 1863


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


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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