[written by J. J. Testerman]

In Camp Near orange va
March the 18, 64
My Dear father and mother
one time more itake
my pen in hand to rite
you afew lines to let
you now that iam
well and harty hoping
these few lines will
find you all well at
this time ihant Eny
nuse to rite all is
Still her in Camp
i got your kind letter
this moring which giv
me grate Satisfaction
to her from all of
you and her that you
was all well at that
[page 2]
i will Say to you that
george Blackbern Ses he
was rong he Ses he Sent
them By Alen Carter
iwill Say to you that
i saw a man Shot today
he Belongs to the 7
north carline ridgment
in our Briggade i will
Say to you that five
of our company runway
on the 14 day of March
and on the 17. day of
March tha was brong
Back and put in the
gard house iwill tell
you thare names
Jery Blackbern [1] and
[page 3]
Elick Pendergrass [2] and 
william Miller [3] and
James holway [4] and
george Black [5] these is the
five men wee dont
now what tha will
doo with them i got
them things you sent
me by John Childers
and was glad to git them
hit was rote her in John
Blacks letter that him
and alen carter had
Swore ilye [6] a gin calvin
and Marion rite Back
in your next letter
who rote it in ashe
county fale not
[page 4]
a few lines to sister nancy
witch i got you kind
letter to day which giv
me grate Satisfaction to
her from you and her
that you was well
i am and harty the next
time irite iwill rite
you alarge letter
rite Jist as quick as this
letter comes to hand
thornton Sexton
Nancy Welch and
Priar Sexton

rote By Corpal JJ Lesterman

  1. Pvt. Jeremiah Blackburn, Co. A
  2. Pvt. Alexander Pendergrass, Co. A
  3. Pvt. William Miller, Co. A
  4. Pvt. James Holloway, Co. A
  5. Pvt. George Black, Co. A
  6. a lie?
March 18, 1864


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
written by J.J. Testerman

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