Petersburgh, Va
July 29 the 1864
Dear Mother
I am again
Blessed with the opportunity
of Writing you a few lines
to inform you that I am
Well at present, Hopeing
thies few lines may
reach and fined you enjoy
ing the Best of helth.
Mother I hav no news
of any importance to Write
you at this time, We are
still lying in our fortic
tions in front of Petersburg
the yankees is lying still
only they Sharpet shootet
Sharpe Shootet Some.
and they Shell Some.
the most damage that they
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do is With theare Mortars
Shell. they hav done
Some damage With them.
Mother I Would Bee veary
glad to see you But I cant
tell Weather I shall ever hav
the opportunity of Seeing you
againe or not. But I hope
and trust to God that the
time may Sone come. that
We can all go home. Mother
We are faring only common
for Somethine to Eat, But
I make out veary Well,
I hope and trust to the
Lord that you are giting
Better for Something to
Eat. Mother
When you Write to
me I Want you to giv
all news. let me know
know how your crope is
giting a long
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Mother Giv my Lov to
all of my friends and rela
tions, and tell them that
I Want to see them all veary
Bad in deed. Mother I hope
that the Lord With Bee
With you, and help and
assit you, Mother the
Weather has Bin veary dry
here, But We hav had in
good Rains Within the la
t ten days, Mother I hav
not got any Money
for you yet, But I will
try and Send you some
By the 15 of August, you
must not think hard of
mee for not Sending you
no Money for I could
not get it to Send you.
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Mother I must come
to a close for the Want of
Something to Write,
May the God of heaven
protect you is the prays
of your affectionate Son,
untill Death }
Write Sone and let
me here frome you
afften, I am looking
for a letter from you
a evry day now. }
It has

Edgar Smithwick }

July 29, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


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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