Camp Martin Nov 22nd 1861
Near Raleigh NC
Dear father I Seet my Self to day to Let
you know that I am as well as common at
preasant hoping these few Lines will find yow
and the family ingoying the same blessing
I Arived at the camp A wensday nite about dark
the captain and all the rest was glad to see me
the captain never said A word about me staing
home I gave him that subcripseon and that was all
that was said but we moved yesderday out five
miles from raleigh one mile from the sentrel railrode
and A Leven men from every company has this morning
gon to cutting house ligs aming to put up houses
to stay in thair is two thousdan men here in about
half a mile of each other the most men that I ever
saw at one time i cannot till when we shall leve
here perhaps not till next spring all of my things are
here for the capt said so this is A very prety place
to live but hire is the most rocks you ever saw for
the ground is coverd with rocks I fare as well as I did
before three days hog meet and three days beef the
bread is like it was only three days in A week we
get lite bread cooked in town eat it for our helth
I see so much that my mind is tourn up nomore at
presant write soon as you can yours truly John. W. Williams
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tell henry that Talir is coming [1]
down after recrutes and if he
ames to come to come with taler
we fare well and are not dreeled

I have got my tick stuft
with oak Leaves
I will write A long letter soon
John W. Williams

  1. prob. Lt. Simon B. Taylor of Co. A
November 22, 1861


Co. A, 35th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Martin"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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