Camp Vance Burk County [Burke County, NC, near Morganton]
October [24] 1863 dear wife I
now seat my self to inform you
that i am wel at this time
hopeing when theas few lines
come to hand they wil find
you and all the family
injoying the same besing
i rote you a letter last
sundy and you never ansd
i dont no whethe you got
or not i told you to send
me a box if you hant sarted
it yet dont start it tel I
no how long we wil stay
here we expect to go to
ashville or to the warm
spring in tennessee in
the corse of a weak
or ten days we have
more men then we want
for one company i wil now
tel you something of Camp
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life i tel you its a hard
life but i enjoy my self
bette the i expected we
have a good Captain he
wont low enny swereing
or enny other bad conduct
we have preachin an sin
ging in camp i would
be glad to see you all
once more i want you to
do the bes you can i dont no
when i wil get home
a gane i want to see
my little baby bad but
if i never see you all
enny more in this wor i hop
to meat you in heaven whar
furies and blud shed wil
be no more i mast bring
my letter to a Close by saying
i remain your affectionate
Companin until death
Franklin Setzer

October 24, 1863


Name Variant: 
Sitzer, Satzer
McRae’s Battallion of North Carolina Cavalry; later 1st North Carolina Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
"Camp Vance"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
October, 2009
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2009

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