Geensboro North Carolina
November the 21 1864
Dear wife and family it is
with plesure i 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 we are here and wil
stay here tel to morow for
it is raneing towo hard to
travel i feal a heap better
then i did when i left
home i think i wil get wel
as ever soon we had good
luck in getting here but
it costs us a heap i wont
have near money a nuf
to take me to the redgment
but i can get from the
rest and wil pay them
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back when we get
there i have no news
to rite at this time i want
you to rite as son as you
get this letter and give me
all the news i think i
wil get to the redement
as soon as you can rite
it was hard for me to part
with you all but i hope
i wil bea spard to get
back a gane so nothing
more at presant but
remane your frend and
companion untel death
Franklin Setzer to Carlin Setzer

Sopheana and haret i
want you to tel me some
thing when you rite
when this you sea then think
of me though menny miles the
distant bea F Setzer

November 21, 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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