Green ville Tenn May 18th 1863
Dear Father & mother
I write you a few Lines
I am well but some what Tiard I Just got
back from Jonesborow at 3 oclock last night
I did not Sleep eny for 2 nights my Self & co
is giting along very well Some 3 or 4 is Sick
I got a leter from Home to day which informed
me that the Family was Sick with Measles Some
of them bad off I can not git to go home now
but I think I will before long I was Sorry to
her that you was alling I hope you will Soon be
beter Father the Servis is hard on me but
I stand it as well as eny of my men & has
harder duties to perform we are still under Gen
Jackson & I think we will be ordered back to
the railroad, the news is this morning that
the yankeys have taken Jackson Missippa
but it is thout to be a union Lie we gained
a grate victory at Frederix burg [1] V A & no mis
take we got 40000 Stand of armes & routed the
yanks & drive them back acros the river
Father I herd from David yesterday he is giting
well fast can go about will Soon be able
to ride manuel Setsor is her will go on
in a few days we are or soon will Look
for Elis Ingram [??] I had 2 men
deserted tother day they are caught & will be
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tride by a gen Cort Martial this Policy
will be adopted her after all men Absent
without Leave that has to be arested & dos
not come in of them selves will be
tride by Cort Martial Dear Father I am
antious to see the end of the war & an
Honerable Peace So that we can all return
to our homes & Join our Friends & relations
but without an onerable peace I do not
want to return home to Stay nor do I
intend to do so while I am abel to do duty
the yankeys cant whip us nor Starve us
out wheet crops is beter than usual & thar
is a very large crop of corn planted It looks
promising we under stand her that Gen
Prise [2] has got an army in Masouria of
60000 men & provisions plenty, Father I have
not time to write more now if you her from
Joshuas Boys pleas let me Know I fer some
of them has bin Kiled at Frederixburge
let me know how you & Mother is giting
along I sent you Somes things by Mark
which I hope you have got let me know all
your wants write Soon I have not
had a line fom you Sence I left coco Creek
your Son as ever
S Whitaker

  1. Battle of Chancellorsville
  2. Gen. Sterling Price
May 18, 1863


Co. H, Walker’s Battalion, Thomas’ North Carolina Legion
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC


Residence (County): 
Davidson County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
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