[letter written by Calvin Childers]

Camp near orrange C H
Nov the 22st /63
Dear Father Mother
brothers and Sisters after
my best respects to you I embrace the
present opportunity of writing you a few
lines that I am well and harty at this
time truly and for ever hoping thes few
may reach you in due time and find
you all well and enjoying great sad
isfaction I havent received no letter
from you since Calvin Childers come
down I begin to think you all have
forgotten me but I hope not and if
you haint forgotten me I want you
to write to me as Soon as you git
my letter and fail not in So doing
and gave me all of the news in
Ashe I havent no news of interest
to write at this time every thing is
Still a long our lines there is no
talking of any fighting hear Sun
but I cant tell whether there will
or not
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I want you to tell Joseph Sexton
for him to come down as quick
as you can for he is reported absence
without leave and if he comes I want
you to Send me all of the provisions
you can Such as apples onions cheese
& I hope this war will Soon end
So we can be together once more
tell Calvin Childers folks he is well
fat and Sacey and all of the boys
in Co A is well So I Shall have
to Close my letter soon by requesting
you to write to me as Soon as you
git my letter and fail not in So
doing and gave me all of the news
in Ashe and what the people thinks
of this war whether they think
it will ever end or not for no
more at present only remain you
afection ate Son until Death
Thornton Sexton Pryor Sexton & family

November 22, 1863


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


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 


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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