July the 10 1864

Camp Near Peters Burg
Dear wife it is with
great plesure i seat my
self this sabbath monig
to drop you a few lines
to let you no that i am
wel and enjoying my
Self as wel as i can in
such a plase as this i hope
ing when theas lines com
to hand they wil find
you all wel and doing
wel i would like to
hare from you all but
i hope i wil hare from
you soon there is nothing
of much inportance
going here the yanks is
sil sheling petersburg
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but i dont think they
are doing much good at it
i wil now tel you wat
it cost me to get here
i cost me 20 dollars only
my horse was Vald [1] yeastar
day he was Valed at twenty
one hundard and sixty
dollars we get plenty to
eat here we get coffy
and sugar twice a day
and rice and peas and flour
plenty of flour and meat
i sean miles wike this
morning and herd from all
the rest of the boys but he
hadent time to talk bu little
he was wel and going on
with the trane of
wgons he sed they ware
all wel

  1. valued
July 10, 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: 


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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