Camp Near Orange Court House
November 10th 1863
Dear Father & mother
I take my pen in hand
to inform You that I am
Well only a bad cold but
hope when These Few
lines comes to hand may
Find You all well I got
to the regt Yesterday I think
I Feel as well as could
be expected and I Found
all the Boys well they
had a little Fight at
Brandy Station and the Yankies
captured two of our Brigade
I got a long splendid a
comeing down I staid 1 day
in Richmond and went
all a bout in town and
I staid one knight in
Petersburg I promist to
write how much it
cost me 10 Dollars
[page 2]
I had a plenty to do me
down here with out haveing
to eat anny of my butter
or molasses Tell pap I
could not get anny caps
in Richmond I tried in
several Store I Bought me
a Fine comb in Richmond
Just like that one I Brought
home I got it For 125 cts
I want You to write
what time Father got
home From High Point
and how he got a long
and I want You to send
me one Piece of that
Gold in a letter if Please
Me and John Hansen got
A Long splendid I wont
write anny more now
but will write an other
one This week Tell bet
I Found all my Galls
well and harty
[page 3]
I must Bring my letter
to a close By saying I
remain Your loveing
son till death
W A Tesh
to M Tesh
and Family

November 10, 1863


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

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

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