Camp Near Orange Court House
Feb 13th 1864
Dear Father & 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 all enjoying the
same Blessing I received Your
Kind letter 13th and was truly
glad to hear from You
and to hear that You was
all well and geting a
long so well with Your
work we are a geting a
long verry well I will tell
You What we draw and
how much we draw ¼
lb of Pork to the man
and One pound and a
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Quarter of corn meal to
the man per day and we
draw a bout 1 half a Point
of Molases in a week For 4
men and we draw right
smart of Rice My mess
has a bout 20lbs of Pork
and we have a bout 5lbs
of sausage and a bout 8
or 10lbs of Back bones and
sparribs and betwixt a
half a bushel and three
pecks of dried fruit and
a bout 5 quarts of Molasses
and Peas and Irish potatoes
we have got a plenty to
Last us a month if
we can take care of it
which I am in hopes
we can I tell You that
You sowd right smart
[page 3]
of Wheat and rye I
would sowe all the Oats
that I could I havent
anny thing new to write
to You Father I cant
get You no Powder here
but I under stand I
can get some at Richmond
at 10 Dollars per pound and
if I can I will get
You a pound and send
to You I must Bring
my letter to a close By
saying I remain Your
loveing son till death
W A Tesh
To M Tesh Family
[page 4]
Mother I
send You a
Ring in this

February 13, 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


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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