Rutherfordton North Carolin
May the 21 1864
Beloved i now seat my
Self to drop you a few lines
to let you no that I am well
at this time and have ben
well hopeing when theas
lines comes to hand they wil
find you all wel and in
good sperits i would be glad
to hare from you all how you
are getting a long i have done
hard marchin sence i sean
you all
we have made three trips
from camp vance to rutherfordton
and now we are a going tou
to start to Asheville in the
Morning i wante you to
rite as soon as you get this
letter and tel me if enny
of our connection was kild
at Richmond or not for i
want to hare from the boys
mity bad i want you to tel
me how the wheat looks
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there i have no news of
importance to rite at this time
only the people appeas to bee
in good sperits a bout the war
and think it wil come to an
end soon i have met with the
best people here that i have met
with yet yeastor day we stopt
at preaching seven mils from
Morganton and there i met with
oncle ben Stacy and Daniel
Stacy they are al wel some
of of Capt hinses men got
a munst some bush whakers
and one of his men was kild
So nothing more at presant
rite as soon as you get this
letter direct your letter to
Asheville i am in good sperts
and hope to sea you all a gane
so dont bea troubled and do the
best you can so i remane your
effectionate husband until
death exuse my bad ritan for
i am so tird that i cant rite
Franklin Setzer to Caroline Setzer
howdy my baby

May 21, 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 Note: 


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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