Camp near, kenansville. Duplin. Co.
August 29th 1863
My Dear Mother
yours of the 23 of
august came to hand last night and
I was veary happy to here from you,
But I veary sorry to here that you
had Bin sick. Mother I Began to think
that you had give out Writing to me at
all; Mother I would hav sent you some
more things By Sophia, But did not hav
chance of geting them at time, We shall
Received some pay in the chorse of ten
Days, theare is four Months Dew
us the first of Sept, and as
sone I get some Money I Will
send you Some more things By the
first opportunity, We are faring veary
well here now about geting some
thing to eat, I hav no newse of any
importance to Write, only they are
fighting at charleston yet, I heard
correct newse from there up to
the 27 the yankees chared on Batry
Wagner, But they Ware Repulsed With
a heavy loss our Rigt lost fiv
kill and fourteen Wounded in the
last charge on Batry Wagner}
[page 2]
There Was no one hurt in our
Compay, Mother we hav got two
Gunes at Wilimington that will
carry a Eight hunard pound Ball
they weigh fourty four thousand pound
Each, times is all quiet here now, the
yankees hav not Bin to see us yet,
Mother I vary Sorry to here Sally had
gon down home, }
Mother I am happy to say
to you that thies few lines leaves
me Well at present, a as to helth
But I hav had aveary Bad Bile on
me since I hav left home, it was
fifteen days Bee fore it Broke,
Mother I hope thies few lines
may fined you in the Best of
Giv my love to of my
friends I must come to a close
for the Want of Something to wite
I want you to write as Sone as
you get this letter and giv me
all the newse nothing more
at prest only I remaine you
affactant Sone untill
Death {
Edgar, Smithwick

August 29, 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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