State of VA Camp
Near Stony Creak
December the 4 1864
Dear wife and children
it is with plesure i Seat
my self this beautyful
Sabbath to let you no that
i am wel hopeing when
theas lines come to you thay
wil find you all wel i
have ben looking for a letter
from you ever sence i have
ben here and hant got none
i rote the first day of this
month i told you in that
letter that i had sent one 100
dollars in it but i give
out the notion to send enny
that letter but i wil send
100 hunderd doollars in this
one when you rite tel me
if you get the money or
not i have notheing of
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much importance to rite
at this time i can tel you
that we have hard times
here we get little or nothing
to eat or fead our horses on
the has burnt up stony
Creak Depot and everything
that was there and took
two or three hunderd prisners
and i dont sea how we are
to get along here now i want
i want you to rite as soon
as you get this letter i would
bea glad to hare from you all
i hant much to rite at this
time tel wates and Jo to
bea good boys and dont let
them go a bout two much
and all of you to do the best
you can and i wil try and
do the best i can i expect to
sea you a gane some time
so i wil close when this you
sea remember me Franklin Setzer
howdy baby to Carline Setzer

December 4, 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 Near 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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