September the 26 1864

camp at stony creak
Dear wife i now seat my
self to drop you a few lines
to let you no that i am
will hopeing when theas
lines come to hand they
wil find you all wel
i hant herd frome you
in nearly two weaks
and i dont no what is
the reason you sed in
your last letter that you
got no letters i rite
every few days i would
bea wery glad to hare
from you all i have no
news to rite at this time
only generl lee revewed
our brigade to day it
was the most men and
horses i ever sean at
one time if you had to seen
the swords and guns it
would to mad your
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hare rise on your head
we go on picket tomorrow
and stay two days and
then a nother redgement
gose on i have something to
tel you and i dont no
whether it wil pleas you
or not i have traed my
horse for a mare thats
condemd and wont do
for service and now
i wil get a detale of
forty seven days to
go home and get a nother
so i expect to come home
some time before long
rite and let me no how
you like it i hateed to do
it but i wanted to go home
rite son and give me all
the news excuse me i am
in a hurey so i remane
your companion untel
death Franklin Setzer
remember me to Carline Setzer

September 26, 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 Note: 
"camp at stony creak"


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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