Camp Near Orange Court House Va
April 3rd 1864
Dear Father and Mother Brothers & sisters
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
enjoying the same Blessing I
received a letter from You
30th of March and was glad to
hear from You and to hear that
You was a geting a long so well
with Your work Samuel Harding
Started home Yesterday on a furlough
and mother I sent You the ballance
of them pins by samuel and I
sent You some Good coffee by
him and I sent You a paper of
needles in a letter I want You
to write to me whether You get
the needles or not in Your next
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letter and I wish You would
send me a little Butter and
some cakes by sam when he comes
back if he will Bring it I
just thought you could make a
Little snack and bake me some
cakes and send me some butter
and it wouldant be much
Trouble to him and would
help me a sight but if
You cant It dont make
anny difference Father as soon
as we draw our money and I
can get the chance I am
a gowing to get You some
powder and send to You
I havent got the money to
spar or relts I would of sent [1]
it By sam Harding I dont
Reacon I will get to come
home this spring I know I
wont if I get my detail as
Quarter Master clerk for
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Then I wont get my furlough
from the company but I
dont much care I wouldnt
give my detail for 3 furloughs
Govenor Vance spoke to us
Yesterday and I tell You
he did make a good speech
he told us the only way to
get peace was to fight for it
as we have here to fore and
then he told us all a bout
desertion and what he told us
was so I think Govenor Vance
is the man and I want every man
to go for him for he has dun
more for the solderes than anny
body elts would or at last I
think so I Must Bring my
letter to a close by saying I
Remain Your loveing son till
death write soon and often
William A Tesh
To Moses Tesh & Family
[page 4]
Write in Your next letter
Wher george Brann is and
how to direct letters to him
for I havent heard from
him since I come back
from home give my best
Respects to tom and all the family
and WD Cornelius and tell him to
Write to me and give me all
the nuse that is stiring in the
neighbor Hood
W A Tesh

  1. or else
April 3, 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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