May the 9 1863
Dar father I tak My pen
hand to let you no that
I am well at presnt
hopen When these
fiue lines Comes hand
May find you in Joyn
the same blessing
I Can in form you that
I have not had nothing
to eat in two days
an I am al Moost starved
I want you Bring
Mee a box of pervines
if you Can for times
is hard hare now
i Com thru the Battle
Safe an Was not hirt
Maryin was not
hirt it was Bad
looken times
[page 2]
the trees an bushes
was coot all to peses
With balls an grap shoot
Right Soon an lete
Mee no how times
is at home at this
time Dar Mother I
would like be at
hom if I cood mitey
Well i never node
what bad times before
in my life all my
frends my best
respets i gve them
I hauve not receved
no mooney Sence I
was at home i need
somthing to eat
Mity bad if i cood
git it father if you
can com bring mee
an Marey a Box plese
[page 3]
So I Must
Close for this time
Right soon as
you get this letter
I still remin
loving Son tel
dath Thonten
Sxten to Mr
prier Sexten
My love an true
respts to My
father and mother

May 9, 1863


Co. A, 37th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Ashe County, NC


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Ashe County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
November, 2008
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2008

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