Camp Near Orange Court House
January 31st 1864
Dear Father & mother
I take the present oportunity
of droping You a Few lines
to let You Know that I
am well and hope when
these few lines comes to hand
may find You all well
I received Your Kind letter
Yesterday and was truly
glad to hear from You
and to hear that You was all
well and a Doing well I
am a doing verry well now
as long as our boxes
lasts every thing was all
Right in my box If
You ever send me an
[page 2]
other box dont cook the
chickins It wouldant of
taken them Long to of
Spoilt Tell John and sam
my rabit was the best thing
I had except my sausage
and they was the best I
ever saw I thought Hicks
didant charge me a cent
For Bringing the box I
want You to write in Your
next letter How much rye
and oats You sowd I
will Tell You what we
draw we are a drawing
¼ lb of Pork to the man
and a bout a pound of
corn meal we are a drawing
some Molasses and Rice
[page 3]
I dont Know that I have
anny nuse to write You
Father I can get You caps
at Orange court House at
300 per Box and If You
want me to get You a
box I will and send them
to You If You want me
to get them write in Your
next Letter John I want
You and sambo to ketch
all the Rabits You can
and Dry me an other one
or two I Tell You they
are great
I must Bring my
letter to a close By saying
write soon and often
William A Tesh To M Tesh
[page 4]
Jane I would Liked to
of been their to of seen
that fellow a Flew a round
I reacon he staid their
most all the time
W A Tesh

January 31, 1864


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
Name Variant: 
goes by "Jane"
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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