State of Vergina
July the 5 1864 Camp
Near ream reams station
10 miles below petersburg
Dear wife i now seat my
self to drop you a few
lines ot let you no that
i am wel hopeing when
theas lins come to hand
they wil find you all
wel i would like to hare
from you all once more
we got to richmond the
second day of July but
we dident find our ridge
ment there they wer gone
after the yanks that was
radeing threw the Country
they done a great deal of
damage they tore up the
rail Road and burnt the
[page 2]
for thirty miles but they
are all gone that dident get
kild and taken prisners
we road the trip verry wel
though we got mity tired
some times my horse is a
bout as good as he was when
i started we got a long
wel better the i expected
the peopl treated was mity
kind it dident cost us
verry much we hant had
time to make calculation
yet i wil eil you in my
next letter i wil now tel
you something a bout the
army the yanks is sheling
Petersburg at this time
the cannons is roreing stedy
but i dont think there is
much damag done yet
[page 3]
July the 6 it is with great
plesure i seat my Self this
beautiful morning to finish
my letter i can say that i am
wel and ejoying my self as wel
as i can we drawd rasens last
nite we got flour and bacon
plenty and the good oald Coffee
and sugar plenty it made me
think a bout oald times when
we war all at home to gether
i would like for you to had
some of it the yanks are
stil sheling Peters burg but
we dont mind it much i can
tel y that i have sean
a geat deal sence i left it
ant worth while for me
to try to tel what all i
have sean i met with some
of my connection here i sean
[page 4]
Couen georg setzer John and
some others that i new
i wil now bring my letter to
a close by teling you to rite
as soon as you get this letter and
be careful how you back it get
to bak it for you i wil
rite on a strip of and that wil
tel you how to back it i have
more aportance to rite this time
only i want you all to do the
best you can i dont no whether
i wil ever sea you enny more
in this world but if i never sea
you in this world i want to meat
you all in that world ware
partin wil wil be none no more
what a hapy time it wil bea
i feal like that day wil soon
Come i want you all to think
me i woul like to no if my baby
[rest of letter missing]

April 5, 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: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Near Reams station 10 miles below petersburg"


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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