Camp grag near feder ric burg va
march the 17 day 1863 it with plas
Dear wife
ure that I Seat my self to rit you a few lins
to let you now I am in the land of the
living I am as well as Common at this
tim and I hop when theas few lins
Com to your hand the may find you
well and doing well and all the rest of
my frends it tis vary Cold wether her
Snow and ran we dont exspect any fight
her soon I want to see you all vary [?] bad
but I dont think I will get to Com home
be fore fall I dont I dont now wheter
I will then or not we far hard wee
dont get one pound of flour a day
to a man and one quarter of a pound bacon
a day Som tims sugar and rice once a weak
tobacco is highth 50 cents to a dollar aplug Corn
meal is worth 50 cent a quart and Cant get
it at we haft to by half what we
if we dident by we should Suffer Sometim
es I want to now how co[r]n is selling at
by the bushel and wheat thire rit soon
I want to her from you I hant had no ancer
sence John crayton Com back and I think
vary hard of you for not riting to me
I want to now wher you have recev
that money that I sent by dunkin
t[??] or not and how mutch rit to
let me now as soon as you Can I want
to see you and the Baby I think I
get to Com home this turn
[page 2]
Summer if furlow aent stop
be sure to tak Car of that hundred
dollars I Sent to you and the rest you
may spend it for such things as you need
I want to now wher you hav cent
after them shirt that I sent by
lea farmer he sed he wold leav
them with even hern or John ross
if you hant I wont you to go and get them
I wold cent you som more money but
I dont think I Can spar it now I hav
nothing more to rit at present
when this you see remember me
I must Close I remane yours truly

tel deth evin Smith to
lusey Smith

I furgot I want you to cend me some
thin to yeat if thire is any Chance
Send it by thimey or
all man if you Can

March 17, 1863


Co. K, 28th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Stanly County, NC



From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2011

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