Camp. Wise. march the 22 1862
my Dear
Father.&. sisters
I Seat my self to let you that I am
well and have reached Richmond one more time
wee reached this plase 21. and your kind letter came
safe to hand in cear of Sergt. case it was red with
cear your clothing you sint mee Came safe also
and unforchantly one bottle of the whisky you sent got
broken I received the other bottle I will tell you their is
2 more men in our Co. has died [name crossed out]
John white and L. L. Stepp and J.K.P. Shipman
Left our co. the 3 day of march and I havent
herd from him sence he was varry bad off when
he left I think he is in the hospittle at this plase
Dr Hilliard sayd he would try to asertain to day wher
he was sent and if he is dead I will write to you
in hast he was oblige to bee sent to the hospitle
for wee cold not take him with us wee have
had hard times wee have not stayd one plase
more than one night in 4 weeks wee ar now
on the road to Goles Burr N.C. our forces at
Manassas has fell back Rapihanticick River our
reasons for retreating is a varry good one one reason
is it was so muddy that wee could not have a
back with them and another was that wee was cut off
they yankees folord our forces to warron and
their they turned on them and had a right
nise little battle our men had the best of the
fight they Killed Some I cant say how many
they took .100. prisners and if the road had not
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Bin so muddy they would run them
to Bulls Run and that is all the
war news I have at this time
I want you to come to our Regt
if you think it will bee the best and if
their is any other .Co. you had rether go in
if you haft to go you need not come
to this co. on my account
I will tell you if I had to volinteer
a gain I would go in a cavlry Co.
thoug ever mans nothion is not alike
I camt thin this war can last
varry much longer I hardly think
it can hold up
So I will Close I will rite
to you again when wee get stationed
so you need not write till I wrote
a gain yours as Ever J.A. Shipman

Tell mart I am varry much
oblige to him for his glovs he sent
mee tell him I will
get home as soon as
can J.A.Shipman

March 22, 1862


Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry, "Buncomb Rangers"
Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
November, 2008
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2008

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