Direct your letters to me at
Gordonsville Va

Camp Near Berryville Nov 2nd 1862

Dear Father and Mother Brothers & Sisters
I take my pen in hand to inform
You that I am well and hope when
these Few lines comes to hand
may Find you injoying the same
Blessing I received you Kind letter
dated 24th of Oct and was more than
glad to hear From you and to hear
that you was well and Doing
well you wrote that you was a
gowing to send me 2 plugs Tobacco
and some paper by Lt Neal
when he comes and I am in
hopes that wont be long For
we Need him verry bad For we
havent got no commissiond officer
in the company Now For Lt Long
got wonded in the sheppardstown
Fight and has since Died and
you wrote that if I wanted anny
shirts pants or drawers that you
would make them For me
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and Send them By the First
chance I wish you would make
me 2 colord Shirts checked and
Send them By the First chance if
you please and Tell Miss Rebeca
Brann I want her to make me a
Knit Comfort and send them by the
First Chance and I will pay her For
it we are a gowing to draw
Money in a Few days and they
Say we are a gowing to draw For
Six months and if we do I am
a gowing to Send 30 or 35 Dollars
home By the First one that passes
our hole army is Falling back to
Take up Winter quarters Some
Wher in a bout Culppeper Cort
House or Gordonsville I have bin in
every Fight the regiment has bin in
and havent got hit nerry time yet
I have bin in some 12 or 13 and
run some marry Risks I will
Tell you the price of Tobacco is selling
at 100 per plug and Apples is selling
From 50 cts to 100 per doz and Flour
at 10 cts per lb I must quit So no more
at present only remain your loveing son
till death W A Tesh to M Tesh & Family

November 2, 1862


Co. I, 28th North Carolina Infantry
Private; later corporal
Residence (County): 
Yadkin County, NC


Residence (County): 
Yadkin County, NC
Name Variant: 
given name is Mary, but goes by Molly
Residence (County): 
Yadkin County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Near Berryville"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date Note: 
not listed
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2011

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