Hed Qarters 1st nc cavly
Augt 27th 18[63]
Dear uncle I take the presat
opertunity of Riting you a
fiew lines in answer to your
cind leter which I recevd yesterday
after I got off of Pickett and
was glad to hear that you was
all well I havat any thing new
to rite you at this time
you wanted to no something
more a bout albert Jackson
Kuykendall is a going to start
home in the morning and
will giv you a greate deale of
Satusfaction A baut him for
he was in the Same fight
that Albert was Killd in
and helped to Bury him
he says he will go up and see
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you and he can tell you
beter than I can Rite it
you wanted to no whether I got
his watch or not I did not
git it for I could not find
mr. Ca[??]
Jack Says he nowd that man
that stayd with Albert till
he died and he will see him
and find out all a bout what
Albert talked a bout but he
was willing to die and was
in his sences till he died
Rite Soon and oftin and
I will rite to you as oftin as I
Can from your Nephew
J. K. P. Shipman
A. R. Shipman
Albert Horse brought $580
dollars on 30 days credit on a good man

August 27, 1863


Name Variant: 
James Knox Polk Shipman (goes by Polk)
Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry, "Buncomb Rangers"
Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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