Camp 61st Reg N. C. T
Near War Station, Va
March 22nd 1864
My Dear Friend
I take the oppor-
tunity of Writeing you a
few lines to inform you
that I am well at present
And enjoying of my self
as well as Camp life
can afford. Hopeing thies
few lines may reach
and fined you in the
Best of helth, John it
has Bin some time since
I heard from you I would
Bee veary glad to here from
you, John I hav taken
Some heard marchers since I
Heard from you before.
Our Regt has Bin to }
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Smith field And then we
went from there to Suffolk
and stayed there 5 days. And
then we came Back to our
Camp at Tucker Swamp
church. While we ware at
Suffolk we kept Picket
within 150 yards of each ou-
ther. But we had orders
not to fire on them without
they fired on us first. I
could See the yankees any
time that I wished to look
at them, John I hav no news
to Write you, Times is all
quiet here. The Best news
that I hav is that our
Company went out on a
Scout the outher Night
and my Self and 5 outhers
cough 4 yankees
[page 3]
they ware yankees that got
of prison. from the Toun
of Danvill, on the line of
North Carolina and Virginia
John I hav not heard
from the Girls in some
time, John I want to here
from my old Sweet heart veary
Bad in deed. I hav a nice time
With the Girls here. We
hav a 4 Gun Battry in a Bout
2 Miles of of the Camp. I go
to see them twice a Week.
John I want to know how
you are getting a long with
the Girls. John it has Bin
reported that our Brigad is
going Back to North Carolina
and I hope that is so, But I
cant tell weather we shall
go Back or not,
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John we hav got a servere
Snow starme hr
here to Night. the Snow is
from 10 to 15 Inches deep
and still Snowing, John
you must Write me as
sone as you git this letter.
and giv me all the news
giv my Lov to your Brother
James, and also to David
Williams. I must close for
the want to Something to
Write. Nothing more at
present. } Direct your letter
to Petersburg Virginnia.
In care of Capt W. B.
Lanier, Company. H. 61
Regt. N. C. Troops.
Clingman Birgad, Pickett
D. yours Truly
Edgar, Smithwick

March 22, 1864


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


From State: 
From Note: 
"Near War 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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