Camp 61 st Regt N. C. Troops
Near Ivor Station V.A.
March 22th 1864
My Dear Mother,
it is with the grea
tes of plesur that I seat my
self to drop you a few
lines to inform you that I
am in fine helth at present,
And enjoying of my self as
Well as camp life can afford.
Hoping thies few lines may
reach and fined you in the
best of helth. Mother I hav
no news of any importance
to Write you at present.
Times is all quiet here now,
The Weather is veary could
here now, and it is Snowing
here now veary fast. I think
that we Shall hav a larg
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Snow of it, But I hope that
it is the better sign of a good
crop year. Mother I left
Camp on the Eaving of the 18 Inst
and Marched 15 Miles. that
Night and my self and 5
outhers Captured 4 yankees.
Prisons, they Brock out of
Prison about three Week a go
from a little Toun called
Danville, on the line Between
North Carolina and Virginia.
I cought them on the Banks
of the Black Water River.
5 Miles from Frankling.
On the Weldon and
Norfolk Rail Road:
Joeph Gibson Received a letter
from home to day, and he told
mee that you wanted to know
the reason that I did not
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Write to you. He said that
you wanted to here from mee
veary Bad. I hav Writen you
three letters since the first
of March. I Wrote you one
letter while I was in
Suffolk. And then I
Wrote you a nother when
I got Back to Camp. I hav
not Received a letter from
you since the first day of
March. I began to want to
here from you veary Bad
in did,, I hope that I shall
get a letter from home in
a few days. Mother I want
you to Write me as Sone as
you get this letter, for I am
happy to here from you
at times, giv me all the
news in the neabor hood.
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Mother it is reported here in
Camp that we are going
Back to North Carolina
But I cant tell weather it
is So or not, Mother I want
you to Write me how
you are giting a long now
I hope that when the
New Ishue comes out
that things will come
down, I must come to
a close for the want of
Something to Write, So
Nothing more at present,
Only I Remaine
your affectionate Son
untill Death} Company
H. 61 st Regt N. C. Troops
Clingman Brigad,
Picketts. D.
Edgar, Smithwick

March 22, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From State: 
From Note: 
"Near Ivor Station"


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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