Camp Near Fedricksburg va Dec 6th 1862

Dear Father and Mother
I seat my self to drop you
a Few lines to let you Know that
I am well and hope when
these Few lines comes to hand
may Find you enjoying the
same Blessing I received your
Kind Letter 5th and was glad to
hear from You and to hear
that you was and Doing well
I received my socks and gloves
and Tobbacco and 2 sheets paper
and am Verry much oblige
to you For sending them For
I needed them verry Bad we
have Drawn clothing and I Drawd
me a over coat and one pr pants
and one shirt and pr Drawers
and 1 pr shoes and I want
you to send me them two shirts
and that comfort the First
chance you get and tell
miss Beca to send the price
of the comfort and I will
send her the money Capt
speer is Major and Neal
is our Capt he makes
us a good Captain as ever
was you wrote you was
in hopes I would get to
come home By christmas
but their aint no chance
of geting a Furlow
unless a man be sick or
wounded and if I cant
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get to come home well I dont
care whether I come a tall
or not but if their is anny
chance I am a gowing to come
but if their haint I cant come
I would give Fifty Dollars
For a Furlow For thirty days just
to be home a Christmas to
get something good to Eat
and get a Dram I want
you to have a good Dinner
a Christmas an a think of
me and eat some For me
and Tell Fanny she must eat
a hole heap For me and
be a good girl and Tell John
and sam to be smart Boys
and work all they can if I was
only their to help them Id give
this world we havent got no
tents only two in the company
I have got my Blanket stretched
and it is raining and snowing
I must Bring my letter to
a close By saying I remain your
loving son till death
W A Tesh
To M Tesh Family

Direct your letters to me at
Richmond Va car capt
Bohannon Co I 28th Regt NCV

December 6, 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: 


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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