lees burg N C
March the 1 1865
Mi Der Sister i take ni Seat
to drep you a few lines to ansur
your letter that was dated the 18 of
feb your letter fownd me well and
this leavs me the Same i hope this
will find you and your children
well and harty i was glad to her
from you and to her that you
was all well Der Sister i want
to Sea you mity bad i hant forgot
you yet i hope you dont think hard
of me for not writing for i hant
had the chance to write we hav
bin on retreat from the yankys
for Severl days we hav bin a lying
up a bout a week i dont no how
long we will Sta her nor dont
no wher we will go when we leav
but i hope that we will go home
if the dont soon make pease i low to
tak anethur trip threw the woods
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you Sed that you Sent me Sum
things but i hant got them mi
box has not cum i was left in
Salsburry i wold a bin glad ef
hit had cum but the was
not eny chanch to get it on the
train i hope this war will Soon clos
So we can all cum home a gin
i am verry tiard of the way that [we?]
hav to liv i hant got much to
write at this time So i will close
for this time write Soon and giv
me all the newse good and bad

Soloman Page to Mrs lucey Smith

Excuse bad writen and Spelling
rote Bey John hathcock [1]

  1. Pvt. John Hathcock of Co. C, 42nd NC Inf.
March 1, 1865


Co. C, 42nd North Carolina Infantry



From State: 
North Carolina
From Note: 
"lees burg"


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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