Pettigrew Gen Hospt No 13 Ward
Anderson Raleigh N.c. Feb 4th /65

Dear Wife Sarah
I seat my self to Drop you
A few lines in return
for yours which came
safe to hand this Eavning
And found me geting on
very well Except the Itch
barthers me A Little I
hope these few lines will
come safe to hand and fin
d you & father & Family all
Well I have bin Acting
Nurse in this Ward for
4 or 5 Days. I have bin
thinking A bout trying
to get A Transfer to Kitt
rills Springs but I dont
know Whether I can or Not
some say that they are fill
ed up at Kittrills if that
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Be the case I will try to stay
hear as long as possible
A ltho Rations Are faling
hear but it is better fare hear
than at the Regt for hear we
can have A bed to Ly on and
get as much to Eat and A little
moor Give my Love to Edm
ond and Family Tel him I
dont know what the the
Mare is worth Evry thing
is high Tel Bet if he haves
her I want him to be sure to
Take care of her and Not ride
Nor Drive her hard Nor
pull heavy loads with
her Take good care of her as
if she was his one And
he and Father must make
The Bargain and I will
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Be sadisfide With it They
Is A great talk of peace
but I dont Recon I shal
get home Before he gets
his crop Done Tel him to
see father A bout the Mare
and what Ever he says do all
Write I left her in his Char
ge I dont want the [?] [?]
for If I could be at home I
would not take 2 thousand
Dollars for in confederate
Money for horses will be
Hard to get after this war
Give my love to Ginny An
and tel her I dont know as I can
come home but I would be
very glad of her Eggs
give my love to betty and
ask her did Jiny tel Eny
body A bout they killing
A<??>y this time tel her she
must send me a peace of <??>
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To Eat you spoke A Bout
having me some pants wove
They ant No Youse in getting cloths
for me for I think the gover
ment cand find me clothes
yet A while you spoke
A bout having some White
cloth In the Loom I think
you are being smart
James Wilson got hear
A few Days A go he looks
very well say he has bin
having chills but he has mist
Them I got A good bate
of something To Eat when he
got hear of sausag and ham
Biscuits Custards & c
Whar he braut With him
I rote Father A letter yester
Day Give my Love to Father
Mother Nancy and all the
Family Excep A portion for
your self give my love to Miss
Winy Miss Amy and

February 4, 1865


Co. B, 13th North Carolina Infantry
Private; later sergeant
Residence (County): 
Franklin County, NC


Residence (County): 
Franklin County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Petigrews gen Hospt No 13, Ward Anderson"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Barbara Jones
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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