Camp 61 st Regt. NC. Troop
Ivor Station. Va.
April 4th 1864
My Dear Mother,
I Received your
most welcomb letter. of the
22 Inst. And was veary happy
to here from you and here
that you ware well, Mother
you wanted to know the
reason that I did not Write
to you oftener then I do. I hav
Writen you three letters since
the first of March. And I
cant tell the reason that you
cant get my letters, For I
know that I Back them
right, Dear Mother I hav
no news of any importanc
to Write you, Times is all
quiet here now. And I
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hop that they will
remaine so the Balance
of the War, Mother I was sorry
to here that you had no Meat
I wished that you had the
Money that you funded
to Buy Meat with, I will
send you some Money as
sone as we draw some.
we may draw any
Morning fore the first of
May. And then we shall
draw 44,00 Dollars. And then
I will send you thirty
Dollars the first opportunity.
I think that things will
fall some By then, I think
Joeph E. Gibson will Bee home
By the first of May, Mother
We hav left Tuckers Swamp
church. and moved to
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Ivor Station. On the Norfolk
and Petersburg Rail Road,
44 Miles South of Petersburg,
We hav got veary good quarters
here at place.
Mother thies few lines
leaves me in fine helth
at present. hoping they
may come Saft to hand
and fined you enjoying of
the Best of helth. }
I must come to a close
for the want of somthing to
Write. I want to you to
Write me as sone as you git
. this letter, Nothing more
at present, Only I Remaine
your affetionate Son
untill Death.

Edgar Smithwick

April 4, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From State: 
From Note: 
"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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