[the two parts of the letter are in different hands]

roand Juli 11
S[t]ate of N C Sallsbery 1862 [Salisbury in Rowan County]
I take my pen in hand to
Writ you a f lines to let you no we
ar bouth Weel but sam is not well
they come hear on tusday Sallsbery
I want you to Writ as swon as you
can an I Want you to try find
me a substi [1] if you can for a bout
fore hundret dolers
fore I dont lik the luks of the yankey
and writ how the conscripts ar
goin and weeter tha ar cald aut
I dont no werth we ever com
hom or not I want to S you awl
the cares runns bey hear like a
bulley gust of
the crops lwoks well se silks and
tosleys [2] and this is a wery purty
plase wer we ar man capetin [3]
J butner first luten J l bar [4]
Second as I have nothing more
of enterest to write I will bring this letter
to close write soon as you can
I remain yours R Spainhour
[page 2]

Sallisbury July the 11 1862
Wife I seat myself this moring to
write you a feu lines to let let you know
that I am well hoping that when these come
to hand they may find you enjoying
the same bessing I want you to get
some body to finish that corn if you
can and if you cen get them oats
up write how you are going to arrange
matters whether you are going to stay at
home or go to your fathers you can
do as you pleas about that write what
Bill [????] and Jo Marshall Done whether
they they went to the Salt works or
was Conscripted tell Willis to manage the
Thrashing the best he can and it will
please me I have seen some of the
yankees there is about a 1000 here
The boys seem to be very well pleased
as for me I am verry well sadisfied
so no more at Present
Yours Truly
James Marshal
Direct your letters Sallisbury
in Care of Capt Mann

  1. substitute
  2. the corn silks and tassels?
  3. Capt. James E. Mann of Co. D
  4. 1st Lt. E. J. Butner and 2nd Lt. J. L. Barrow of Co. D
July 11, 1862


Name Variant: 
Co. D, 57th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC
Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC
Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2011

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