State of VA Febuary
the 1 1865 Camp Near
Belfild Dear wife and
Children it is with the
gratest of plesure i seat my
self this beautiful mornig
to drop you a few lines to
let you no that i am wel
hopeing when theas lines come
to you they wil find you
all wel i received your
[page 2]
letter you rote the 15 yestarday
i was glad to hare from you all
well but i am sory to hare
that your wheat and every
thing is washed a way but
ant more then i expected to
hare i dont no what to tel you
to do about the fences but
try and fix them up if you
can get some boddy to help
you if you can
[page 3]
you sed you never got the
letter i sent by davis i am
mity sorry of it i wil now
tel you how it was there
was a good menny that wanted
boxes and we was a goent to
get some man to fech
them we had aimd to get
whitener and he was
to let you no when he wood
start with them though
it cant be helpt now i dont
blame you for enny thing
i would have ben glad to
got something good to eat
for i am living hard [??]
so i dont no what to say a
bout sending enny thign
if you can get a chance to
send enny thing send it to
belfild sation have it
marked by expres and
i wil come [????] [???]
[???] [???] [???]
[page 4?]
can make out to live like
i have ben living Recon
you got the saddle and bridle
i sent by carrel and the
letter about sending money
i dont no what to do it is got
[???] so [?????] about [???]
getting letters i drawd 200 and
45 dollars and i dont nead it
all here i want to send some
to you to pay your taxes
[???] your sending to school
and for you to get ennything
you want i believe i wil
send twenty dollars in
the letter and sea if you
get it before i send enny
more when i can get enny
thing good to eat here i wil
by it let it cost wat
what it wil i wil now tel
something about the
times here times is a hard
[piece missing] have ben

February 1, 1865


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 Belfield"


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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