Buncom County
Aprile Asheville Aprile
the 13 1864
Beloved wife and famly
i now seat my self to
drop you a few lines to let
you no that i am wel
hopeing when theas lines
come to hand they may
find you all wel i
would b glad to sea you
all one more i havent
herd from you sence i
sean you we are at
Asheville yet guarding
prisners we ar in camp
at the female college
we have between sixty
and seventy prisners
i expect we wil stae star
to camp Vance with
them before long i have
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nothing of mouch
importance to rite at
this time i can tel you
that we sea hard times
here we get nothing
to eat but corn meal
and it not sifed and
a quarter of a pound of
meat a day but i will
try and bear with all
so that all wil be rite in
the end i think this war
wil come to a close before
werry long i hope and
pray that i wil so that
i can get home and liv
like i wance lived i
dont think there wil
be much fiteing here for
there is nothing to go on

April 13, 1864


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: 


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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