State of VA
July the 31 1864 In camp
on the seven days battle below
richmond Dear wife an family
it is with the gratest plesure
that i seat my self this sabath
day to let you no that i am wel
and doing wel i hope when theas
lines come to your kind hand they
wil find you all wel i received
your letter which bore date of the
22 i was glad to hare from you
all and espesuuly to hare that
you was doing wel i would bea
glad to sea you all for i could
tel you more then i ever expectd
to we had a fite here last
thursday but it was over be
fore we got here i was on the
battle ground and such a site
i never sean there lay the
broken geun and the blud
but the dead was all beryed
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we drove the yanks back to
the same river all is quiet at
this time i have sean a grate deal
richmond and petersburg is two
large towns i wil now tel you
something a bout Vergina i dont
like it it is two bad waterd
and the land ant half as good
as tennessee i am wel satisfide
with the Coumpany and officers
they are mity good to us we get
plenty to eat coffy and sugar pleny
i dont no that i have much more
to rite at this time only i dont
want you to forget me rite often
tel uncle mathy to rite to me
tel him whare to rite so i wil close
for this time so nothing more at
presant but remane your
companion until death F Setzer
i wil send you a lock to Carline
of my hare to keep Setzer

July 31, 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: 
"on the seven days battle below richmond"


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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