Camp Orange Court House
Dec 5th 1863
Dear Father and mother 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
riceved Your kind letter 2nd
and was truly glad to hear
From You and to hear that
You was a geting a long
so well with Your work
we had to leave our quarters
27th to go and run the
Yankies a cross the [?????]
our regt was not in the
Fight the Yankies is gone
A cross the river and we
come back to our quarters
3rd and I am in hopes
[page 2]
we will stay here all this
winter I got that piece
of Gold You sent me
and was verry much oblige
To You For sending it
I wish I was at home
now to get some Back
bones and Spar ribs and
Cabage I will give You the
Prices of Produce corn meal is
worth 10 Dollars per Bushel Turnips
2 Dollars per Doz apples 2
Cabage I Dollar per Head
and small at that I eat
the Last of my butter the
28th of last month but it
was a geting sorta strong
but I wish I had some
more Like it if You get
The chance I want You to
send me some Irish potatoes
and sweet ones and some
[page 3]
Dried Aples and one thing
an other this winter some
Time if there is anny body
Passing Down Here Father I
cant get You no caps to
save my life I have tried
mighty nigh every wher but
I will keep a trying
Tell gran mother she must
Take the best care of her
self she can and I will
do the same Tell bet and
Fanny They must bake me
a sweet cake and send
it to me Till Christmas
Sam I wanto know if
You and John Ketches anny [1]
Rabits these days or not
and how many You
have Kotch
I must Bring my letter
to a close By saying
[page 4]
I remain Your loveing
son Till Death
W A Tesh
To Moses Tesh
and Family
one and all
W A Tesh

  1. his younger brothers, John and Samuel Tesh
December 5, 1863


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


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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