October the 25 1863
Dear wife and children
I now seat my self to inform
you that i am wel at this
time hopeing when theas lines
Come to hand they wil find
you enjoying the same blesing
i rote you a few lines yesterday
teling you that we expectd
to go to ashville soon but i
dont no when but this
mornig we receivd orders
to cook rashings for three days
we expe we will start
to ashville in the mornig
what will be times
thear i dont no
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we exsapect have hard
fiteng thear every thing
is a [???] [??]son to day
i must now bring theas
few lines to a close by tel
ing you not to write tel you
hare from me i dont no how
long we wil stay thear
i must now say far
well wife and children
and far well to all perhaps
but if we met no more
in this world i want to
meat you all in heaven dont
a [??] that have [????]
i now stop for the presant
Franklin Setzer

October 25, 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 Note: 
heading to Asheville


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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