Kenansville. Duplin. County.
August 9th 1863
Dear Mother I again seat my self for
the perpas of Droping you afew lines to inform
that I am Well at the present time and I hope
that thies few lines may reach and fined you
Enjoying the Best of helth. Mother We hav a nice
place to stay at We are Camped in alarge oake
Grov about ahalf mile from kenansville.
We hav a splendid Well of Warter. We are
Camped right on the fare Ground, Mother
I hav no newse of any importance to Write.
We hav got three company of our Regt here
and the rest is at charleston. We hav three
Cavelery company here two peices of artillry
Making in all three hunard, We hav lost
about one hunard Men from our Brigad
since it to charleston, in killed and Wouned
three killed from our Regt and 8 Wouned.
it was reported here last night that the
Was advancing on us, But they hav not,
come yet, Mother We lost one Man last
Weeke, he died at Magnolia his name
Was John Haladay, all the rest of our
Boys that here is in fine life at this
time, Mother the peeple is veary good to us
they giv us a good many things to eat thing
is not neare so high as they thare in Wilamington
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Mother I Want you to write to me as sone
as you get this letter, and Write all the
newse for I Want to here from you
all veary Bad in deed, Mother it is thought
here that the War Will end By christmas
But I cant think so my self.
Mother I Want you to Write how you are
geting along With your things
at Home. I must come to a close for the
Want of sumphing to Write. When
you Write you must Direct your letter
to Magnolia Duplin (
County N. C. in the care of Capt
Wm. B. Lanier Company H. 61
Regt N. C. Troops. }
Edgar, Smithwick

August 9, 1863


Co. H, 61st North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
November, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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