Camp Gregg V.a. May the 16th 1863
Dear Father &
Mother I Seate my Self
to write you a few lines to let you now I am well
at this time & I hope thes few lines will find you well
I have no nuse of importance to write at this time
onely we was in a big fite [1] the 3rd & 4 day of this
in stant when we gave the yankes a good Whipping
& Started them Back a cross the River to Re[??t?] the[?]
army the Second time & after we whip them we
Came Back to our old camp and I dont now
How long we will Stay here But I hope we will
Stay all Summer we had 3 killed & 18 wonded
& we have 45 men present in our co now But I
dont now how long we will keep that many
for I wouldant Bee supprsid to here of the yanks
comming Back at any time to Renew the attack
But I hope they wont I will say to you
that from this day an we will draw ½ a pound
of Bacon in the place of ¼ Jeff Ses his Boys
must have more to Eat when they do Such
good fiting we ar fixing to draw our mony
& I will Send you Some the first chance
I have So you must Rite to me and let mee
now how you are a doing the Helth of our
com is tolarable at this time Frankling
childers is not well he hant go [??]
fite y
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girles I will Say to you that I dont
now when Capt Hartsog will get your
money he cant get it here and I dont now
when he will get to go to Richmond So
I will quit for this time By saying to
to you do the Best you can [????]
from Thornton Sexton to Prior Sexton
& family
Rite soon & often

  1. Battle of Chancellorsville
May 16, 1863


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


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Gregg"


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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