Sailsbury North Carola
May the 27 1864 dear wife
and family 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
wil find you all wel
i am at sailbury now
but we wil start to
raleigh at ten o clock to
day and whare we wil go
from there i dont no but
i think we wil go to wel
don or Petersburg the news
is they are fiteing at Richmond
now i sean one thousand and
thirty yankys that was taken
at drurys bluf thy are upon
the trane yestard day they
ware a fine looking set of
men they come on one trane
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i think this thing wil
be foat out now soon
whe i rot you my last
letter i told you my close
was all at asheville but
i got them sence and have
sent some of them to Newton
i want you to get them i fold
them up in one of my blankets
an put my name on it go to
Mr feg and ing wire for them I
have nothing of much impotanc
to rite at this time i would be
glad to hare from you all but
i cant tel you whare to rit
for i dont no whare we wil
get to one thing i want you
to remember and dont for
get to Pray for me for i am
sure not to forget you all
would like to see you all
one more but it may be
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that i wil never sea enny
of you in this world but
i stil hope to get back a gane
i would like to hare from
all of our connection whet
whether they ware kild or
not i want you to take
good care of the horses and
try and do the best you
can rase all the corn you
Can Sailsbury i a hard
place for wedkednes so
i wil brin my letter
to a close remane your
Companion untel death when
this you sea weap not
for me thugh we are sepereated
i hope we wil meat a gane
and if we meat no more on
sions holy ground o may reach that
blissful shore whar all thy s[?]rts
are bound Franklin Setzer
howdy baby to Caroline Setzer

May 27, 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: 


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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