Camp 61 st. Regt N.C. Troops
Chester field, County, Va.
May 28 th 1864
My Dear Mother,
It is through the
mercy of divine Providence
that I hav seated my self
to drop you a few lines to
to let you know that I am
yet in the Land among the
Living, though I hav seen
hard times for the last 25
Days. Whe hav Bin lying in
line of Battle for 25 days. We
hav Bin in two Battles
since I Wrote you Before,
We ware in the fight at
Bluf. We drov
the yankees from the field
in great confution. We
had one man killed from
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our Campany. We hav had
Nine wounded, and three out
of the Nine is dead. Capt
Lanier, Robert Ward, and
Iseia Peal, is dead,
Joeph Gibson was
Wounded in the hand.
We are in 900 yards of the
yankees now our pickets
are in three hundrd yards
of each outher: they meet
this moning and talk
to geather, Mother you
must do the Best you can
for they hav not payed us
any money yet, and
I cant tell you What to do
for the Best, But I hope
that the Lord will help
Mother I hav got a Bad
chance to Write here,
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thies few lines leaves
mee in good helth at
present. and I hope that
they may come safe
to hand and fined
you enjoying the Best
of helth.
I Want you to Write to
me as sone as you git
this Letter for I want
to here from you veary
Bad in deed. I hav not had
a Letter from you in
thirty days }

Direct your Letter to
Petersburg. Virginnia
in care of Lieutenant
John D Biggs. Company
H. 61 st. Regt. N. C. Troops
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Mother I must come
to a close as I hav got a
Bad chance to Write. I
Will Write again in
a few days. Nothing
more at present. Only
I Remaine your affect
Son untill Death,
May the Lord
help and prtect you
is the Prays of your
Only Son.

Clingman Brigad
hoke, .

Edgar, Smithwick

May 28, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From State: 
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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